Can't override size of image oneboxes


(Drew) #1

The following image has its height set to 100 (i.e. <img src="" height=100>, view post source), and looks fine in the initial post drafting preview, but when it’s posted it becomes very large. I suspect this is due to the mouseover preview which allows the image to be expanded.


(Jeff Atwood) #2

You can’t restrict the size of oneboxes. This is not an image per se it is a onebox of gifycat.


(Drew) #3

Would this be an issue with the gif not being downloaded, and instead being oneboxed, then? Looking back at some of my previous posts on the Discourse forum I use, it seems some, like this gif, remain gfycat links and are oneboxed, while others are saved to the forum and displayed as gifs.


(Jeff Atwood) #4

There is a size limit of images that will be downloaded, yes, for security and sanity reasons. You can’t link to hundreds of 50mb gifs and crash a site with out of disk space.