[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #7660: .webp files not properly handled

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Wed Jan 24 10:12:59 UTC 2018

#7660: .webp files not properly handled
 Reporter:  pscolv        |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  Awaiting Contributions
Component:  Media         |     Version:  2.9.2
 Severity:  major         |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                |
Changes (by DJPaul):

 * milestone:  Under Consideration => Awaiting Contributions


 Thanks for letting us know about this kind of problem, @pscolv. We handle
 these images entirely differently from how WordPress handles items in its
 Media Library, mainly for legacy implementation reasons. It means changing
 how it works is a big task.

 I don't think this task will attract sufficient contributors in the short-
 term. It won't make the March(-ish) release, so the earliest it would be
 sometime around June-July, and I think that's a bit optimistic, to be

 I had a quick chat with @hnla about the idea of wrapping the avatars in
 `picture` elements, and it seems doable at a glance, though by no means
 has it been properly looked into. e.g. how it might affect on backwards
 compatibility with customised BuddyPress themes; performance concerns
 around fetching the mime type for the nested `source` element; and whether
 this is the best solution for the problem or if a large rewrite should be
 embarked upon, as described in

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