[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #3265: Serve auto-generated plugin icons via URL

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#3265: Serve auto-generated plugin icons via URL
 Reporter:  dd32              |      Owner:
     Type:  defect            |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal            |  Milestone:
Component:  Plugin Directory  |   Keywords:
 Currently the plugins auto-generated icons are passed around as base64'd
 data uri SVG's and output directly onto pages, and passed back directly to
 be displayed inline by clients.
 For example, the [https://wordpress.org/plugins/debug-bar/ Debug Bar]
 plugin has this in it's source:
 <style>#plugin-icon-debug-bar { background-image:

 With WordPress 4.9 displaying plugin icons in the update list, plugins
 which only have the auto-generated icon are not shown as the data wasn't
 available to the update API (as it's generated on every request where

 It'd be far simpler if these were available through a cached-SVG request,
 for example:
 which would allow embedding into plugins pages, as well as being served as
 a fallback SVG in the APIs.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3265>
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