Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Multimedia and Commons/Improve browsing PDFs and DJVU

Improve browsing PDFs and DJVU

  • Problem: Currently PDFs which are uploaded like this one have a very rudimentary paging interface, which is only available on the file description page. The interface does a full page reload and is not very usable on mobile interfaces. Also when transcluded, you can only select 1 page, and from there you cannot reach any other page, you have to click and visit the File description page.
  • Proposed solution: I propose enhancing the view with a JS based left/right arrow interface and loading pages on demand and to make the interface mobile compatible.
  • Who would benefit: Users trying to interact with our paged media, curators, especially on Mobile
  • More comments: To improve performance, we could preload the next and previous pages. Possibly extend this UI to also allow to be opened in the MediaViewer software when the PDF is embedded in a wikipage.
  • Phabricator tickets: Slightly related: phab:T54881
  • Proposer: —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 16:05, 16 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]