directory identifiers

MIKE ALTIMORE (CCMIKE@stmarytx.edu)
Wed, 15 May 1996 16:55:54 -0600 (CST)


Date: Wed, 15 May 1996 16:55:54 -0600 (CST)
From: MIKE ALTIMORE <CCMIKE@stmarytx.edu>
Subject: directory identifiers
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <01I4QPPUEH060032G7@stmarytx.edu>

Hello everyone...

I realize that this is probably a stupid question, but I am pretty new to 
HTML so please forgive me.

I am composing a page on my local hard drive. In my html document I use
directory references like:

	<img src="/images/foobar.gif>

In Netscape, the browser will read the image and display it, however,
Microsoft Internet Explorer will not. I have found that if I type the
same line using backslashes like:

	<img src=".\images\foobar.gif>

it works perfectly in Internet Explorer. I don't mind using that syntax
except for the fact that my web server will probably be a Unix machine.

Any suggestions on what I should do in this situation? Or, will the use
of forward slashes not be a problem when I transfer the page to the web
server (only on my hard drive)?

I apologize for my stupidity on this, but any help would be appreciated.

Mike Altimore