[pmwiki-users] PmWiki default upload file formats

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Mon Oct 31 11:43:30 CDT 2011

On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 04:44:03PM +0100, Eric Forgeot wrote:
> I'd suggest updating this list: PmWiki should be open source friendly,
> and therefore more open format should be added by default:

I have no problem with the notion of updating the list.

    ogg, ogv, mp4  +1

> In addition to psd, xcf (gimp native format) could be added.
> In addition to ai, svg could be added.


> I don't think bmp or wav should be kept, it's quite bad practice to use
> them on the web. 

Uploads to PmWiki aren't used strictly for display on the web; many
places (e.g. educational institutions) use PmWiki as a library/
archive of shared files.  Thus .bmp and .wav should be kept, if only
because they're a very common file format (even if they aren't
a common *web* format).

> If it's for storage, flac (audio loseless compression
> format) could be used instead of wav.  [...]

I don't believe PmWiki should require transcoding to be used as
a storage system.

> There are also more OpenDocument formats:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenDocument
> At least .odg should be added.
> .epub might be added as well.

.odg and .epub +1

Before adding any of the above to the defaults, let's be 
careful/certain that they don't add increased security risks.


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