Re: Converting Mac GIFs to UNIX

Laura Lemay, Killer of Trees (lemay@lne.com)
Fri, 31 Mar 95 18:09 EST


Date: Fri, 31 Mar 95 18:09 EST
Message-Id: <v0151010eaba1cb2f4e31@[140.174.94.4]>
To: <www-html@www10.w3.org>
From: lemay@lne.com (Laura Lemay, Killer of Trees)
Subject: Re: Converting Mac GIFs to UNIX

At 5:49 PM 3/31/95, Steve Knipping/Marshall Industries@www10.w3.org wrote:
>>>I am trying to convert from a MacHTTP server to HTTPD on a Sun >>running SunOS
>>>4.1.3 and am having some problem converting my Mac GIF documents.
>
>When you FTP the files over to UNIX, you must upload them as binary files... 
>Not text.   We do this all the time, and as long as you use binary, they will 
>work.  If you use text, usually only the first few pixel lines come out.

And addionally, on the Mac you must upload them as plain binary or raw data, 
and NOT as MacBinary.  

95% of the time when you're talking about Macintosh GIF files that don't
work on the Web, they're being uploaded in MacBinary format.  I know, I've
talked to hordes of people with this very same problem.

Laura