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Why won't my website images show in Firefox?

 11:46 pm on Jan 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

None of the images will show on the page in Firefox:

but the site shows up fine in Safari, Internet Explorer and Chrome.

If I use "view page source" in Firefox and click directly on the image links in the code it sees, then it shows the image. But when I click back, it doesn't display that image on the page.

What's going on?

Help please

[edited by: incrediBILL at 2:25 am (utc) on Jan 23, 2013]
[edit reason] removed URLs, no site links, see forum Charter [/edit]



 12:00 am on Jan 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

Can't see anything obvious (well, obvious for midnight that is).

However, there's a ton of easy-to-fix coding errors to get stuck in to: [validator.w3.org...]

Start at the bottom of the list and work upwards. :)


 1:20 am on Jan 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

... and that's why they tell you not to link directly to your live site. Here it is 13 hours later, I can see the images perfectly well in both Firefox and Camino-- and there's no way to know if it's because you have fixed something, or because the problem is something narrower than simply browser version.

Then again, 50 of 53 images are the same file. Isn't there a CSS3 list-marker property that will do the same thing? Or at least something like

ul.myclass li {and then put the image url here, just once}

If nothing else, it will stop the validator from throwing fifty separate errors due to a missing <alt>.

Looking at the page source does kinda illustrate the problem with lowlines ;) since my browser underlines all image filenames and you can't tell if they are spaces or lowlines.

Now, about that table-for-formatting business...

Oops, sorry, you didn't ask about that did you ;) But really, why not make an unordered list in multi-column mode so it will go to 1, 2 or more columns depending on how much room there is.

Don't some systems get snarky about filenames that begin with a non-alphabetic?


 1:26 am on Jan 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

Okay, lucy24 - it is still broken for me. I haven't changed anything. So which version of Firefox are you using?

(And if you'd like to clarify all the other stuffed you jammed in to your message, I'd appreciate it. e.g. "table-for-formatting business", "lowlines" and which filenames are non-alphabetic?

And to clarify myself:

Firefox on Windows is working fine. This is Firefox in Mac.


 1:41 am on Jan 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

I found the problem. I went to "Tools > Page Info > Media" and the box for "block images from this site" was checked ... why, I don't know.

If anyone has an answer for that, I'd love to hear it! Why would Firefox suddenly decide to start blocking images from a site I've been working on all day?


 2:45 am on Jan 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

I went to "Tools > Page Info > Media" and the box for "block images from this site" was checked ... why, I don't know.

Heh. That's pretty funny. But I had to assume it was something other than browser alone, since Camino's UA string includes "like Firefox 3.6". And yes, I'm on mac too. So it can't be FF in general but something in your own copy. Maybe you did it yourself to save time when testing the site.

In firebug I did get a bunch of little red-slash icons that I don't remember meeting before-- but this didn't prevent anything from displaying.

I can't remember the exact context, but some entities (browsers? servers? operating systems? programming languages? I dunno) insist on having an alphabetic character-- that's ASCII a through z --as the first character of a filename. Doesn't matter what comes afterward.

Now, about that list of the 50 states...

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