IE6 & IE7 do not display .gif pictures

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Jan B, May 18, 2007.

  1. Jan B

    Jan B Guest

    I am building a website. I have some pictures in .gif format. They
    display nicely in Firefox. They give only a red cross in IE.
    Any suggestions?
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    Jan B.
     
    Jan B, May 18, 2007
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  2. Jan B

    Evan Platt Guest

    On Fri, 18 May 2007 20:08:30 +0200, "Jan B" <jan.brul NO @ xs4 SPAM
    all.nl> wrote:

    >I am building a website. I have some pictures in .gif format. They
    >display nicely in Firefox. They give only a red cross in IE.
    >Any suggestions?


    try using a full path for the image, ie www.domain.com/image.jpg
    instead of just image.jpg

    Or post the HTML code here, or the website.
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    Evan Platt, May 18, 2007
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  3. Jan B wrote:

    > I am building a website. I have some pictures in .gif format. They
    > display nicely in Firefox. They give only a red cross in IE.
    > Any suggestions?


    Post a URL to the page in question, so someone can see your errors.

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    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, May 18, 2007
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  4. Jan B

    why? Guest

    On Fri, 18 May 2007 20:08:30 +0200, "Jan B" wrote:

    As per subject - Oh yes they do!

    Did you forgrt to give enough info?

    >I am building a website. I have some pictures in .gif format. They


    What's the URL?

    Are you viewing the pages locally or on an external web server?

    >display nicely in Firefox. They give only a red cross in IE.


    www.google.com
    or search 24hshd
    http://groups.google.com/group/24hoursupport.helpdesk/topics

    for

    internet explorer little red x

    It's a popular item.

    >Any suggestions?


    Learn the difference between using


    absolute path,
    http://name.of.the.site/andfolder/file.gif

    relative path,
    /andfolder/file.gif

    local file path on your PC and nothing to do with a webserver anywhere.
    file:///C:/sample/filename.gif

    You will also find that the file:// format is different in IE



    Me
     
    why?, May 18, 2007
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  5. Jan B

    why? Guest

    On Fri, 18 May 2007 18:26:58 GMT, Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:

    >Jan B wrote:
    >
    >> I am building a website. I have some pictures in .gif format. They
    >> display nicely in Firefox. They give only a red cross in IE.
    >> Any suggestions?

    >
    >Post a URL to the page in question, so someone can see your errors.


    LOL

    Me
     
    why?, May 18, 2007
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  6. Jan B

    Jan B Guest

    "Evan Platt" <> schreef in bericht
    news:...
    > On Fri, 18 May 2007 20:08:30 +0200, "Jan B" <jan.brul NO @ xs4 SPAM
    > all.nl> wrote:
    >
    >>I am building a website. I have some pictures in .gif format. They
    >>display nicely in Firefox. They give only a red cross in IE.
    >>Any suggestions?

    >
    > try using a full path for the image, ie www.domain.com/image.jpg
    > instead of just image.jpg
    >
    > Or post the HTML code here, or the website.
    > --


    See here a very simple url: http://home.hccnet.nl/j.brul/test/
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    Jan B, May 18, 2007
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  7. Jan B

    why? Guest

    On Fri, 18 May 2007 20:51:55 +0200, "Jan B" <jan.brul NO @ xs4 SPAM
    all.nl> wrote:

    >
    >"Evan Platt" <> schreef in bericht
    >news:...
    >> On Fri, 18 May 2007 20:08:30 +0200, "Jan B" <jan.brul NO @ xs4 SPAM
    >> all.nl> wrote:
    >>
    >>>I am building a website. I have some pictures in .gif format. They
    >>>display nicely in Firefox. They give only a red cross in IE.
    >>>Any suggestions?

    >>
    >> try using a full path for the image, ie www.domain.com/image.jpg
    >> instead of just image.jpg
    >>
    >> Or post the HTML code here, or the website.
    >> --

    >
    >See here a very simple url: http://home.hccnet.nl/j.brul/test/


    Is that a simple page or a simple url :)

    Works fine SeaMonkey 1.1.1 , Opera 9.20 , an whoo hoo IE6 the little red
    X.

    Properties for image,
    mclarens.gif
    http://home.hccnet.nl/j.brul/test/mclarens.gif
    Size - Not Available
    Dimensions - 384 x 282 pixels
    Alt text shows as C=64 Screen

    All your attributes are delimited with ' ' and not what I would expect
    should be " " as in

    <img alt='C=64 Screen' src='mclarens.gif'>

    <img alt="C=64 Screen" src="mclarens.gif">

    That's everywhere you have x=" "


    Your 1st re / td line for table data is outside the table.

    <tr><td bgcolor='#FFFFEE'>
    <table border='0' cellpadding='0' cellspacing='0'><tr>

    No closing tr or table.

    See the validation result
    http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http://home.hccnet.nl/j.brul/test/

    Is your GIF really a GIF, I haven't checked. I did this

    <html>
    <body>
    <img src="screenshot.gif">
    </body>
    </html>

    Used my own GIF and that's the 1st time IE didn't display the red x,
    even after fixing your HTML.



    Me
     
    why?, May 19, 2007
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  8. Jan B

    Jan B Guest

    "why?" <fgrirp*sgc@VAINY!Qznq.fpvragvfg.pbz> schreef in bericht
    news:...
    >
    > On Fri, 18 May 2007 20:51:55 +0200, "Jan B" <jan.brul NO @ xs4 SPAM
    > all.nl> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>"Evan Platt" <> schreef in bericht
    >>news:...
    >>> On Fri, 18 May 2007 20:08:30 +0200, "Jan B" <jan.brul NO @ xs4
    >>> SPAM
    >>> all.nl> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>I am building a website. I have some pictures in .gif format.
    >>>>They
    >>>>display nicely in Firefox. They give only a red cross in IE.
    >>>>Any suggestions?
    >>>
    >>> try using a full path for the image, ie www.domain.com/image.jpg
    >>> instead of just image.jpg
    >>>
    >>> Or post the HTML code here, or the website.
    >>> --

    >>
    >>See here a very simple url: http://home.hccnet.nl/j.brul/test/

    >
    > Is that a simple page or a simple url :)


    Sorry simple page. Yours is even better
    >
    > Works fine SeaMonkey 1.1.1 , Opera 9.20 , an whoo hoo IE6 the little
    > red
    > X.
    >
    > Properties for image,
    > mclarens.gif
    > http://home.hccnet.nl/j.brul/test/mclarens.gif
    > Size - Not Available
    > Dimensions - 384 x 282 pixels
    > Alt text shows as C=64 Screen
    >
    > All your attributes are delimited with ' ' and not what I would
    > expect
    > should be " " as in
    >
    > <img alt='C=64 Screen' src='mclarens.gif'>
    >
    > <img alt="C=64 Screen" src="mclarens.gif">
    >
    > That's everywhere you have x=" "
    >
    >
    > Your 1st re / td line for table data is outside the table.
    >
    > <tr><td bgcolor='#FFFFEE'>
    > <table border='0' cellpadding='0' cellspacing='0'><tr>
    >
    > No closing tr or table.
    >
    > See the validation result
    > http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http://home.hccnet.nl/j.brul/test/
    >
    > Is your GIF really a GIF, I haven't checked. I did this
    >
    > <html>
    > <body>
    > <img src="screenshot.gif">
    > </body>
    > </html>
    >
    > Used my own GIF and that's the 1st time IE didn't display the red x,
    > even after fixing your HTML.
    >

    Thanks. So it is something funny with this .gif and a number of
    others that I tried to use. Further research there.

    >
    > Me


    Jan B
     
    Jan B, May 19, 2007
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  9. Jan B

    why? Guest

    On Sat, 19 May 2007 15:23:38 +0200, "Jan B" <jan.brul NO @ xs4 SPAM
    all.nl> wrote:

    >
    >"why?" <fgrirp*sgc@VAINY!Qznq.fpvragvfg.pbz> schreef in bericht
    >news:...
    >>
    >> On Fri, 18 May 2007 20:51:55 +0200, "Jan B" <jan.brul NO @ xs4 SPAM
    >> all.nl> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>>"Evan Platt" <> schreef in bericht
    >>>news:...
    >>>> On Fri, 18 May 2007 20:08:30 +0200, "Jan B" <jan.brul NO @ xs4
    >>>> SPAM
    >>>> all.nl> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>I am building a website. I have some pictures in .gif format.
    >>>>>They
    >>>>>display nicely in Firefox. They give only a red cross in IE.
    >>>>>Any suggestions?


    <snip>

    >>>See here a very simple url: http://home.hccnet.nl/j.brul/test/


    <snip>

    >> Is your GIF really a GIF, I haven't checked. I did this
    >>
    >> <html>
    >> <body>
    >> <img src="screenshot.gif">
    >> </body>
    >> </html>
    >>
    >> Used my own GIF and that's the 1st time IE didn't display the red x,
    >> even after fixing your HTML.
    >>

    >Thanks. So it is something funny with this .gif and a number of
    >others that I tried to use. Further research there.


    Saved your file locally, Open With

    Windows Picture/Fax Viewer - No Preview Available
    opens my gifs and other pictures okay.

    MS Paint - Paint cannot read this file, Not valid bitmap or format not
    supported.
    opens my gifs and other pictures okay.

    IrfanView - Opens your picture

    Snagit8 - Opens your picture

    Internet Explorer - red X, just as a file.

    SeaMonkey - works

    So it looks like any MS product is having an issue.

    FireFox 2.002 - works so does Netscape 7.2

    Looking at the properties of your image in IrfanView, try removing the
    transparent color 107.

    Resaved your image without the transparent color and it works now, in
    the 3 MS products.

    >>
    >> Me

    >
    >Jan B
    >

    Me

    Me
     
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  10. Jan B

    Jan B Guest

    "why?" <fgrirp*sgc@VAINY!Qznq.fpvragvfg.pbz> schreef in bericht
    news:...
    >
    > On Sat, 19 May 2007 15:23:38 +0200, "Jan B" <jan.brul NO @ xs4 SPAM
    > all.nl> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>"why?" <fgrirp*sgc@VAINY!Qznq.fpvragvfg.pbz> schreef in bericht
    >>news:...
    >>>
    >>> On Fri, 18 May 2007 20:51:55 +0200, "Jan B" <jan.brul NO @ xs4
    >>> SPAM
    >>> all.nl> wrote:

    <knip>
    >>>>> On Fri, 18 May 2007 20:08:30 +0200, "Jan B" <jan.brul NO @ xs4
    >>>>> SPAM
    >>>>> all.nl> wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>I am building a website. I have some pictures in .gif format.
    >>>>>>They
    >>>>>>display nicely in Firefox. They give only a red cross in IE.
    >>>>>>Any suggestions?

    >
    > <snip>
    >
    >>>>See here a very simple url: http://home.hccnet.nl/j.brul/test/

    >
    > <snip>
    >
    >>> Is your GIF really a GIF, I haven't checked. I did this
    >>>
    >>> <html>
    >>> <body>
    >>> <img src="screenshot.gif">
    >>> </body>
    >>> </html>
    >>>
    >>> Used my own GIF and that's the 1st time IE didn't display the red
    >>> x,
    >>> even after fixing your HTML.
    >>>

    >>Thanks. So it is something funny with this .gif and a number of
    >>others that I tried to use. Further research there.

    >
    > Saved your file locally, Open With
    >
    > Windows Picture/Fax Viewer - No Preview Available
    > opens my gifs and other pictures okay.
    >
    > MS Paint - Paint cannot read this file, Not valid bitmap or format
    > not
    > supported.
    > opens my gifs and other pictures okay.
    >
    > IrfanView - Opens your picture
    >
    > Snagit8 - Opens your picture
    >
    > Internet Explorer - red X, just as a file.
    >
    > SeaMonkey - works
    >
    > So it looks like any MS product is having an issue.
    >
    > FireFox 2.002 - works so does Netscape 7.2
    >
    > Looking at the properties of your image in IrfanView, try removing
    > the
    > transparent color 107.
    >
    > Resaved your image without the transparent color and it works now,
    > in
    > the 3 MS products.
    >


    >>> Me

    >>
    >>Jan B
    >>

    > Me
    >
    > Me


    Thanks for your further analysis. The problem happened to be the
    program that was used for converting .bmp to .gif Everything is now ok
    as can be seen on my brothers site
    http://home.hccnet.nl/w.m.brul/emulator/index.html

    Jan B.
     
    Jan B, May 20, 2007
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  11. Jan B

    why? Guest

    On Sun, 20 May 2007 13:49:47 +0200, "Jan B" <jan.brul NO @ xs4 SPAM
    all.nl> wrote:

    >"why?" <fgrirp*sgc@VAINY!Qznq.fpvragvfg.pbz> schreef in bericht
    >news:...
    >>
    >> On Sat, 19 May 2007 15:23:38 +0200, "Jan B" <jan.brul NO @ xs4 SPAM
    >> all.nl> wrote:
    >>
    >>>"why?" <fgrirp*sgc@VAINY!Qznq.fpvragvfg.pbz> schreef in bericht
    >>>news:...
    >>>>
    >>>> On Fri, 18 May 2007 20:51:55 +0200, "Jan B" <jan.brul NO @ xs4
    >>>> SPAM
    >>>> all.nl> wrote:

    ><knip>
    >>>>>> On Fri, 18 May 2007 20:08:30 +0200, "Jan B" <jan.brul NO @ xs4
    >>>>>> SPAM
    >>>>>> all.nl> wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>I am building a website. I have some pictures in .gif format.
    >>>>>>>They
    >>>>>>>display nicely in Firefox. They give only a red cross in IE.


    <snip>

    >> Resaved your image without the transparent color and it works now,
    >> in
    >> the 3 MS products.


    <snip>

    >Thanks for your further analysis. The problem happened to be the


    YW. Looks fine now.

    >program that was used for converting .bmp to .gif Everything is now ok
    >as can be seen on my brothers site
    >http://home.hccnet.nl/w.m.brul/emulator/index.html


    This bit remindes me of the stuff I used to play around with at home and
    university.

    "The serial bus devices may be connected to the parallel port via some
    extra hardware as shown below: "

    Always the best bit building some interface and developing the software.

    >Jan B.
    >


    Me
     
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