Article Forum: Article preview image is loaded via background-image

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If an article forum ist set to show a preview of the articles, the preview image is being referenced via inline CSS background-image.

This seems bad for various reasons:
  • Lazy loading via loading="lazy" cannot be used, insteand browsers seem to load all images immediately
    Especially if there are many articles on one page that do contain large images, this can sigificantly affect page loading time
  • Google doesn't seem to treat images used for styling as "first class" content
  • Inline CSS does make it hard to use restrictive CSP

As this image clearly isn't used as a design/GUI element but content, it should be an <img>
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