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hello everyone, i have a new pc and it runs on windows 7, and i never had this problem with my other xp pc, everytime i create an html file with images (i have tried jpeg, gif and png so far) only png shows up and not jpg and gif, i need to solve this problem, i have tried to disable my security software and still nothing happned, this happens to both firefox and ie 8. is anyone experiencing the same problem? have you found a solution? what could be causing this? please help, i cant go on webdesigning without it

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Hey.

How exactly are you adding these images to your HTML?
What are the file paths you are using?

I can't imagine that this has much to do with the OS itself. More likely something like an extremely over-protective AntiVirus, broken browser plugins, or just a typo in the HTML.

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When in IE8, have you tried enabling the Compatibility Mode (broken page icon next to the refresh button)? That may help.

Feran
Internet Explorer Outreach Team

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When in IE8, have you tried enabling the Compatibility Mode (broken page icon next to the refresh button)? That may help.

Feran
Internet Explorer Outreach Team

If that does fix the problem, there is almost definitely something wrong with your HTML.

Try running it through the W3C Markup Validation Service and fix whatever problems it reports.

By the way, are you opening your HTML page via a HTTP server, or are you just opening them of your hard-drive?
If it is the former, this could well be a configuration problem in your HTTP server.

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When in IE8, have you tried enabling the Compatibility Mode (broken page icon next to the refresh button)? That may help.

Feran
Internet Explorer Outreach Team

yea, it solved the prob in ie8!!! but what about firefox? its still not showing up in firefox, (its being replaced by a broken page too, but i dont think firefox has compatibility feature mode) how do i fix this with firefox? and why is it only not showing jpg and gif with the offline html? it shows all image types on the internet..

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yea, it solved the prob in ie8!!! but what about firefox? its still not showing up in firefox, (its being replaced by a broken page too, but i dont think firefox has compatibility feature mode) how do i fix this with firefox? and why is it only not showing jpg and gif with the offline html? it shows all image types on the internet..

Hey.

Like I say; it could be a problem with your HTML.
Internet Explorer renders HTML and CSS incorrectly, thus; invalid HTML/CSS will sometimes work in IE whereas it will not work in browsers that render it as it should be rendered. (Firefox, for example.)

IE8 is *more* standards compliant then IE7 was, which would explain why it doesn't show the broken markup like IE7 did.

Show us the HTML, and CSS if you use that. Maybe we can spot the problem.
Even if it is not a problem with the code itself, we might be able to spot the actual problem.

Edited by Atli: Clarifying.

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ok here's my code, i made it simple but still wont show the jpg

<HTML>
<HEAD>

</HEAD>


<BODY bgcolor="#0080CF" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" leftmargin="0" rightmargin="0" topmargin="0" bottommargin="0">

<img src="C:\Users\SonnyDajAlexa\Desktop\test\smiley.jpg" alt="test" border="0" >


</BODY>
</HTML>

the path is correct from my local drive...

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Ahh ok.

In the past, you could have achieved this by doing src="file:///C:/path/to/file.ext" .
By default, browsers use the HTTP protocol to fetch files, and from their point of view, asking for src="C:/Users/..." is the same as asking for src="http://example.com/C:/Users/..." .
So you need to tell the browser you want a local file, and you do that by adding file:/// in front.

However, this is no longer allowed, as it poses a security threat. (See the next post also!)
Trying it in Firefox 3.5 gives you a "broken-image" icon and an error message in the log:

Security Error: Content at http://atli-desktop/test/imgtest.html may not load or link to file:///C:/Users/Atli/Desktop/test/smiley.jpg

And even tho IE doesn't give you any indication of a security issue, I am assuming it blocks the images for the same reason.

What you need to do is use a relative path.
By which I mean; place the images in a folder close to the HTML file and use a source like src="images/myImage.jpg" , where the folder structure looks like:

test/
    htmlfile.html
    images/
        myImage.jpg

Edited by Atli: Clarifying.

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As an afterthought...
The previous post was written assuming you were using a HTTP server, and using a URI like: http://localhost/file.html

The file:/// paths should work fine if you open the HTML file directly from the hard-drive, like: file:///C:/webroot/file.html
The security risk I was talking about doesn't apply to files opened in this manner. (As far I as I know, at least.)

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Are you trying to do this locally on the computer? as in trying to view the image or
Are you trying to view this page on a web server?

What i do is in the folder where all the HTML files are, i have another folder called "images" with all the site images in there.

Then i would go into dreamweaver (which is what i use to edit my site) and then map to the image. If you have it working properly, you shouldn't need any of the C:\Users etc

If you need help with this, i can help you. I can do it for you if you would like.

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As an afterthought...
The previous post was written assuming you were using a HTTP server, and using a URI like: http://localhost/file.html

The file:/// paths should work fine if you open the HTML file directly from the hard-drive, like: file:///C:/webroot/file.html
The security risk I was talking about doesn't apply to files opened in this manner. (As far I as I know, at least.)

that makes sense Atli, ill try that as soon as i get home, im currently out of town with my xp laptop so i cant test it, hope it works...

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Are you trying to do this locally on the computer? as in trying to view the image or
Are you trying to view this page on a web server?

What i do is in the folder where all the HTML files are, i have another folder called "images" with all the site images in there.

Then i would go into dreamweaver (which is what i use to edit my site) and then map to the image. If you have it working properly, you shouldn't need any of the C:\Users etc

If you need help with this, i can help you. I can do it for you if you would like.

yea, thanks cohen ill try that too as soon as i get home, as i am out of town with the xp laptop, (by the way, i create webpage using notepad, but im planning to learn dreamweaver soon)
...wow a lot of responses i am beginning to like Daniweb...

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Great, expertotech, I'm glad you got it fixed in IE8!

yea, thanks a bunch feranm_ie8team! im new to windows 7 and ie8...

to everyone, my point of doing the img code locally is to check how it looks like while editing it before uploading it to the http server as im using notepad to create a page ...

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(by the way, i create webpage using notepad, but im planning to learn dreamweaver soon)

I recommend you try Aptana instead. It's awesome for web-design and completely free.

Dreamweaver is pretty good, but not worth it in my opinion. Not when there are free alternatives that are just as good.

to everyone, my point of doing the img code locally is to check how it looks like while editing it before uploading it to the http server as im using notepad to create a page ...

If you don't want to install a complete IDE, try Notepad++. It's just as light-weight as the regular Notepad, but has a lot of nice features that help when coding, like highlighting and code-folding.

And if you plan on testing your designs on your PC, you could install a local HTTP server, so you can created your pages for the internet instead of messing around with this local file mess.
Check out XAMPP, or just the stand-alone Apache. Both are pretty easy to use.
(I'd be happy to guide you through it if you want.)

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As an afterthought...
The previous post was written assuming you were using a HTTP server, and using a URI like: http://localhost/file.html

The file:/// paths should work fine if you open the HTML file directly from the hard-drive, like: file:///C:/webroot/file.html
The security risk I was talking about doesn't apply to files opened in this manner. (As far I as I know, at least.)

Hey everyone im back and guess what solved the prob...
these 8 characters: file:///

youre the man Atli! and youre probably right, it may be a security "glitch" with windows 7 as opposed to when i use the old code (without the "file:\\\") in xp.
i will marked this solved now.

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