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Re: AW: AW: Problem in accessing GIF files

From: Christopher William Turner <cwturner@cycom.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 6 Mar 1999 23:11:14 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <36E1C621.719A6C2E@cycom.co.uk>
To: Neil_Pellinacci@eu.yr.com
CC: Www-Jigsaw <www-jigsaw@w3.org>
There is no problem with the Jigsaw server. The problem is an incompatibility
the particular image *files* in the jigsaw release and IE4/Windows.

Try *not* starting the server and use the "file:" protocol to get IE4 to directly
load the
image file to prove it.

Therefore there should be no objection to using Jigsaw to serve your own sites with
own images, just don't use any images from the jigsaw release.

If you really want to use IE4 to view the local jigsaw image files, you can "fix"
the jigsaw image files using Paint Shop Pro or some other image editing programs. Or
you can fix IE4/Windows (the browser application and the operating system share many

>      I'm using IE 4.01 SP1 on Windows 95, and I get the problem here.
>      It's difficult for me because I really want to use something like
>      Jigsaw instead of IIS :-> but my IT director will not accept "a server
>      that doesn't work properly with 70% of our browsers" which is how he
>      will see it, even though it's the browser's fault.
>      Is there any way that Jigsaw could be configured to work like Apache
>      to work around this problem?
>      Thanks,
>      Neil.
> ______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________
> Subject: Re: AW: AW: Problem in accessing GIF files
> Author:  Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org> at Internet
> Date:    03/03/99 15:17
> On Wed, 3 Mar 1999, Werner Hennrich wrote:
> > Hello Yves,
> >
> > thanks for your explanation - sounds very reasonable.
> >
> > But the question remains: why does MSIE4 not have the same problem with
> > other Http/1.1 compliant servers?
> Well, servers like Apache tends to cut the connection anyway after a short
> timeout, so you don't wee this problem ;)
> > AND: even if JigSaw is 'right' about its implementation of Http/1.1, if that
> > server cannot be used for _that_ client, which uses remain for JigSaw, even
> > if it is made by the W3C.
> The strange thing is that I don't have this problem, using IE4 or IE5 on
> NT (I have 4.0 sp3). So I really don't know why other people have this
> problem :( It may be an OS bug that is fixed with recent releases, but I
> can't really give a good diagnostic on this one!
> Regards,
>       /\          - Yves Lafon - World Wide Web Consortium -
>   /\ /  \        Architecture Domain - Jigsaw Activity Leader
>  /  \    \/\
> /    \   /  \   http://www.w3.org/People/Lafon - ylafon@w3.org

Chris Turner, http://www.cycom.co.uk/
Received on Sunday, 7 March 1999 04:50:57 UTC

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