View Full Version : Some .jpg images display in EI but not Firefox

07-30-2007, 12:29 AM
Some jpg images do not display in Firefox but do in IE 6.0

I am still developing this site, and plan to use different images when I can get them, but I am puzzled. The two images in a separate folder (2nd h2 - "imgtourfront" & 3rd h2 - "img tour") open in IE but not in Firefox - though Firefox does display the logo in the 1st h2 - logo+text bw.jpg in h2 "page"

"-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">


<meta http-equiv="Content-Type"
content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />

<!--meta http-equiv="content-style-type" content="text/css" /-->

<meta name="keywords" content="XHTML,HTML" />
<meta name="description" content="homepage of the homepagers" />
<meta name="revised" content="adj 29.7.07" />
<title>The homepagers</title>
<link rel= "stylesheet" type="text/css" href="housestyle.css" media="all" />



<ul class="navbar">
<li><a href="hometest.html">The Homepagers' Home Page</a></li>

<h2 class="page">
The Homepagers' Home Page
<img src="logo+text bw.jpg" alt="logo + text bw" height="120" width="120"/>

<img src="C:\documents and Settings\Andrew\My Documents\house
\party july04\dom de la tour front.jpg" alt="domaine de la tour front" height="160" width="200" />

<h2 class="img tour">
<img src="C:\documents and Settings\Andrew\My Documents\house\party july04\dom de la tour back.jpg" alt="domaine de la tour"
height="160" width="200" />

<a href="http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=referer"><img
alt="Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict" height="31" width="88" /></a>

our address here



I don't think it's an XHTML problem because w3 liked it - see pretty certificate - but what is it with these browsers ?

Incidentally if anyone can explain the line 11 meta http-equiv I would be grateful - I put it in because someone said I should, but it seemed to er, mess things up, so I commented it out. Obviously I am very new to this and grateful for any help, Andrew

07-30-2007, 01:10 AM
We need the images. Do you have a live preview? Please use the code tags. Does your page validate?

07-30-2007, 01:11 AM
Avoid white spaces in URLs and file names. Use hyphens or underscores.
Have you tried writing the slashes correctly? It should be forward slashes for file paths.

07-30-2007, 01:15 AM
if using spaces in file names/paths replace the space with %20 and VIPStephan is right, you should not be using \ and you should not be using images from my documents you should be using from a webserver where the path is www/public_html/something/pages/images/house.jpg or something similar

07-30-2007, 01:30 AM
File system paths mean nothing in <img src="..." tags. You need to use a url that is http/https accessible. The following has no meaning to most browsers -

<img src="C:\documents and Settings\Andrew...This only works in IE because IE does not bother to follow common sense rules and specifications.

07-30-2007, 09:50 AM
Try starting with
file:///C:/in your paths

07-30-2007, 01:10 PM
Thanks friends. I'll try using images from a public source as you suggest. (Can't think how I turned slashes round, but am eating humble pie).

07-30-2007, 03:12 PM
Well, actually if you have your website on your computer you should keep the HTML file and the respective images together. That will not only keep things together and in order but it also helps if you, as you are doing now, have to embed/link to other files of that site.

That means if you kept your HTML files and your images in a directory (with the images in a separate sub directory, to keep the root clean) then you would only need to write relative paths, i. e.:

<img src="images/pic1.jpg" alt="" />

Using absolute paths on your hard drive will eventually just lead to problems/more work becaue you’d need to change them once you upload the files.

07-30-2007, 11:18 PM
(Can't think how I turned slashes round, but am eating humble pie).The Windows operating system uses backslashes. The Web uses forward slashes.