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Re: Images on validation results page (MSIE 5.0)

From: Terje Bless <link@tss.no>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 03:01:19 +0200
To: Nigel Masefield <sugarat@btinternet.com>
cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010417010904-b01010701-debb3eb8@>
On 15.04.01 at 15:35, Nigel Masefield <sugarat@btinternet.com> wrote:

>The images fail to load on the validation results page. Right-clicking on
>the placeholder suggests that the file extension is missing - ie copying
>the image address, pasting it into the address bar, and adding '.gif'
>retrieves the image. Adding '.png' retrieves the image via Quick Time
>Problem occurs running Win98 se with MSIE 5.0., but not with Opera 5.
>Probably an MSIE glitch?

Yes, and it may be local to your installation too. Some conflict between
QuickTime and MSIE possibly; or just a plain MSIE bug.

The "missing" filename extension is an artifact of the Content Negotiation;
it should not be a problem at this level of the transaction (it can cause
other "problems" (can confuse the user) on Windows, but conforming User
Agents should deal transparently with this).

Still, I'll keep an eye out to see if I can figure out exactly what's going
on here and what if anything we can do about it on our end. At the very
least we should be able to document it as a known problem.

Thanks for the feedback on this!
Received on Monday, 16 April 2001 19:09:11 UTC

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