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Hopefully this means that some of the down streams (Google, Alexa, Altavista etc etc) will take the update.
joined:Sept 21, 2002
Q: what happens after a dmoz dump?
A: the toilet is stained.
and thats about it these days.
However this is of no concern to ODP editors, as they have no control over who downloads and uses the ODP data, nor how often they revisit for updates.
When you look at the HTML-source, the img-tags (including the 'width=22', etc) are still there.
But dblobaum could be right about a Google directory update.
Step 1. Download DMOZ RDF
Step 2. Delete all images from directory.google.com
Step 3. Wait...
Step 4. Wait a little more
Step 5. Publish new directory
Step 6. Reupload images...
Now I don't see these images anymore. The only reason I can think of that these images are sometimes shown, and then disappear, is 'load balancing' which also causes the everflux. So if some data centres have the image and others have not, it is sometimes visible and sometimes not. Why are these gif-files missing in some data centers? I don't know. Is there a relation with updating with data from new RDF dump? You can only speculate.