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  • Test posting an image link

    Slashes backwards:
    [IMG]http:\\mysite.verizon.net\bulgrien\images\pin1.gif[/IMG]

    Slashes forwards:
    Chris K Scooter Software

  • #2
    Chris, backslashes are DOS/Windows file system only. URLs on the Internet use forward slashes only. A reference in HTML with backslashes might refer to a file system path on your own computer but will never work for anyone else on the internet - unless they happen to have a file with the exact same file path on their own computer.

    A BBcode img "tag" assumes an Internet path, so (at least in most implementations of BBCode, if not all) any local file system path won't be interpreted as an internet URL: it needs to refer to something the browser can retrieve, after all.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Marjolein Katsma View Post
      Chris, backslashes are DOS/Windows file system only. URLs on the Internet use forward slashes only.
      Marjolein,

      Chris knows that. I accidentally used backslashes in an IE URL to bring up a picture. When the picture displayed, I pasted the same URL in [img] tags in another thread and it did not work. Chris posted in the test forum to show me what I did wrong.
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      • #4
        *chuckle* - I hadn't noticed that thread yet when I read this one, so I did not know what Chris was after with this and just commented on what was happening.

        Maybe I can seduce you not to use IE to test links, and especially not image links? It can't be trusted to adhere to Internet standards.

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