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Re: [ApacheGallery] Image URLs



I'd like to see that patch. I use google to search my photo galleries, and
it should be able to search based on comments and image directories but
doesn't, because google's robots are designed not to look into .jpg files
(since there's no point in indexing normal .jpg files on content....but
the files on A::G are only similar to jpeg in extension, since they
actually serve up html when requested.)

Maybe make it so that it will make all the links be photoname, rather than
photoname.jpg/png, etc. The only limitation it will create is that you
can't have samename.jpg and samename.png in the same directory. with no
extension, it will just request whichever one comes first in the list.
This makes more sense than having the .html tag, which would mislead
somebody into thinking that it is a static page.

 - Jeff

> OK, my gallery is for the photos I take.  I have two goals for
> posting.  One is to share photos with friends and family.  The other
> goal is to share my work with other photographers to critique (and
> praise!).  The main avenue for that is photography forums.
>
> The two forums I use don't allow html markup.  If you put a url in the
> message text that is of the form http://...../foo.jpg it's assumed to
> be an image.  The forum engine then tries to convert that url into an
> <img> tag.  Using an A::G image url in an <img> tag won't work.  The
> solution is simple enough.  Use the cache url that looks like this:
> http://..../.cache/640x426-foo.jpg.  That works and I've used it.
>
> The problem is when you _also_ want to give a link in a forum to the
> image page (so that they can see the full exif or view the image at
> other resolutions).  AFAIK, there's no way to put the url to the image
> page if the forum assumes .jpg is an image.
>
> What I'd like to suggest is to have the main image url be
> http://...../foo.html instead of http://...../foo.jpg.  Actually, I
> don't think there's any reason both can't work.  The handler function
> would need to assume an order of extentions to try.  Given the url
> requested is foo.html, look for foo.jpg then foo.png, etc.
>
> I think I could work up a patch for this in short order but I wanted
> to run this buy the rest of the community first.
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