I wish it were possible to upload/include eps files. The insert-image thing doesn't recognize them as images.

Question: Is it mandatory to ask an actual question when posting a feature-request "question"?

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    $\begingroup$ I think the theory that a question should contain a question does not apply to meta. $\endgroup$ – Gerry Myerson Aug 4 '18 at 6:14
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry to state the obvious, but... 1) you can upload an eps-file to a personal web page and post the link in the usual way, 2) it may be difficult to use eps-files the same way as jpg-, gif-, or png-files simply because most browsers cannot display them. I suspect suitable add-ons may exist, but I'm too ignorant. 3) I produce the eps files I need in my TeX-documents with Mathematica, and it is equally easy to also produce a png-file also. The same holds for other CASs. Presumably you have old eps-files and no convenient way of regenerating it in (or converting it to) another format. IDK :-( $\endgroup$ – Jyrki Lahtonen Aug 4 '18 at 9:42
  • $\begingroup$ Anyway, this would be a nice thing to have (+1), but I'm a bit skeptical whether it can be usefully/easily done with tools/tricks at the server end only. $\endgroup$ – Jyrki Lahtonen Aug 4 '18 at 9:46
  • $\begingroup$ You see, this chart does not even mention eps. $\endgroup$ – Jyrki Lahtonen Aug 4 '18 at 9:50
  • $\begingroup$ Some relevant discussion $\endgroup$ – Jyrki Lahtonen Aug 4 '18 at 9:52
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    $\begingroup$ Please don't. You should convert your image to a form that is acceptable, rather than asking all readers to convert it themselves. And won't EPS files pose a security risk to anyone who opens them? $\endgroup$ – GEdgar Aug 4 '18 at 11:48
  • $\begingroup$ There is some merit to what @GEdgar says. At least Microsoft thinks so. I don't know but just may be they have a real reason? $\endgroup$ – Jyrki Lahtonen Aug 4 '18 at 15:28
  • $\begingroup$ @GEdgar I didn't realize there were security problems with eps. $\endgroup$ – David C. Ullrich Aug 4 '18 at 17:31
  • $\begingroup$ @GerryMyerson So you'd think, but I've got more than one vehement "What's your question?" on meta... $\endgroup$ – David C. Ullrich Aug 4 '18 at 17:32
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    $\begingroup$ Ok, it's never going to happen -- I'm not going to try to talk Mozilla and Google into changing things. Yes, converting to some supported format is not hard, but "converting" vector graphics to bitmapped graphics is simply evil. I did that last night, couldn't sleep afterwards... $\endgroup$ – David C. Ullrich Aug 4 '18 at 17:43
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    $\begingroup$ An alternative to converting vector to bitmap is to convert to a vector format with better browser support: SVG. This should be possible with the free (gratis and libre) software InkScape. It's not a panacea because SVG isn't a first class citizen in Stack Exchange software either: related mother meta thread. $\endgroup$ – Peter Taylor Aug 4 '18 at 18:11

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