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So I pack the site in a ZIP directory and email it to our sales rep. First, I test it on my machine using Firefox, no problem. The rep can load and navigate the site, but he says that the logo will not display. IE shows the broken image graphic. On my machine, same problem with IE.
It looks like IE does not support <img src="logo.jpg"> when the page has a path like C:\Documents and Settings\User\Desktop\Client\index.html. Both Firefox and Opera display the local page with image correctly. Why would IE behave differently when using the local disk instead of http?
Does anybody know of a workaround? "Tell the client to download and use Firefox ¦ Opera," is my first thought.
I just made a page with that path and the image shows in IE.
How did the index.html file get in his My documents folder? Why is it there? What did you email the client?
Your site should work anywhere if it is in a folder and the correct path to the images is there. Especially if all the files are in the same root dir.
Conclusion: IE cannot display a graphic with an incorrect extension (JPG instead of GIF) when accessed from the local file system, but it can display the same misnamed graphic via HTTP.