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Google Code-in 2013 Wikimedia

MultimediaViewer:Auto-ellipsis for filename field

completed by: Yaroslav Melnychuk

mentors: Andre Klapper, Quim Gil

MultimediaViewer is a MediaWiki extension that gives the user of a wiki a slightly nicer interface for viewing full-size, or nearly full-size, images in their browser without extraneous page loads or confusing interstitial pages. It is currently a beta feature deployed in all Wikimedia sites.

Currently it has this little problem:

The File Name at the top of the light box view of the Media Viewer tends to
wrap around to a second line when it is too long, as seen on this multimedia
alpha site. Consider truncate the title after 32 characters, to avoid wrap around. 
Also, we should aim to let that title stretch all the way to the right of the
page, instead of wrapping it up in the middle

See this bug report for more information:

Please ask any questions in the bug report. You will have better chances for quicker and better answers from the project maintainers and other community contributors.

Students are required to read Wikimedia's general instructions first. Patches should be submitted to Gerrit and reference the bug report in the commit message. Improvements to an initial patch must be submitted as an amendment  to the initial patch, not as new patches.