Bug ID: 62881
Summary: Add original dimensions information from the API to
CC: jforres...@wikimedia.org, ssas...@wikimedia.org
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Since Parsoid already runs an API call for each image given to it in wikitext,
the call also asked for the original dimensions.
At the moment, VisualEditor asks for details from the API on each edited image
to get its original dimensions. When this is done for the edit dialog the
asynchronous call works fine because we don't mind letting the user wait the
seconds it takes the async call to finish.
But when the user resizes images with the mouse (with the resize handles) the
information about original dimensions usually comes too late. The user may (and
often does) resize the image to above its limits, and by the time VE gets the
API response, the user is already done resizing. On top of that, calculating
aspect ratio from original size is a lot more accurate than calculating it from
the given (usually smaller) size, though, granted, this is a lot less crucial.
We have some fall backs and we are considering an after-the-fact user
experience ideas to make this work, but it would be extremely helpful if the
information was already available when it comes from Parsoid -- especially
since Parsoid already asks for information from the API.
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