[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #24251: Reconsider SVG inclusion to get_allowed_mime_types

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Sat Feb 27 20:11:13 UTC 2016

#24251: Reconsider SVG inclusion to get_allowed_mime_types
 Reporter:  JustinSainton  |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement    |      Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal         |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Upload         |     Version:
 Severity:  normal         |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  early          |     Focuses:

Comment (by DrewAPicture):

 Replying to [comment:54 LewisCowles]:
 > Let's stop the arbitrary, and frankly deluded fixation on the content-
 management system sanitizing anything, let alone SVG files; issue some
 simple guidance that you shouldn't just upload things to the internet and
 move on with SVG support.

 Let's stop the arbitrary and frankly insulting hyberbole. We promote
 civility here on Core Trac and appreciate constructive criticism from
 anyone who wishes to contribute. I would encourage you to mindful of this
 in the future when contributing to this community.

 > I don't understand why this is such an issue when others have provided
 working code.

 As @markoheijnen alluded in comment:55, there are lot of considerations in
 play, most notably that WordPress is built user-first. It's easy enough to
 make assumptions as developers that everyone will know the right thing to
 do or not do. It's another thing entirely to make that assumption for a
 largely non-technical user base, all of whom place their trust in the
 project leaders to make decisions that will adequately balance maximized
 benefit and minimized risk.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/24251#comment:56>
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