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Computer Help...

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:57 pm
by Stripermann2
No biggie but surely someone knows the answer and fix for this.
In Internet Explorer, you see this as a banner on the forum, below my user name. At first I thought it was a server issue, then I noticed the difference.


But when viewing in FireFox, the banner shows like this...?
Is there a fix or do I live with it? Thanks.


Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:18 pm
by captainmaniac
Not a problem with your computer, or anything to worry about. Different browsers render a little differently. The main problem is the 'path' to the image. If you want to get all geeky about it, if you 'view source' you will see something that looks like this in the HTML :

<img src="images\support_2012.png" alt="2012 Forum Contributor" title="2012 Forum Contributor" border="0">

This says : insert an image here, the source (or file containing the image) is images\support_2012.png. IE and Chrome browsers are happy with this; Firefox wants the slash to go the other way (ie images/support_2012.png, which is more 'standard').

There are standards about how HTML is supposed to be written, the right syntax to follow, etc... Firefox insists on the standards being followed (at least on this point), while IE and Chrome don't enforce the standard and will accept the slash going any which way.

So in this case, Firefox decides it can't actually find the image file, and displays the 'alt' text instead.

End Geek.

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:10 am
by Allen Sr
:? :?: :? I am more confused now then when I pulled up this topic. Guess I don't have to worry about a job offer from 'Geek Squad'! :lol: :lol: :lol: