[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:
> 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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