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From PJ <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] animated gif play or no play?
Date Wed, 14 Jan 2009 13:51:25 GMT
Brian Mearns wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 6:16 PM, PJ <> wrote:
>> Here's a weird one: the exact same animated gif plays fine on my local
>> server when addressed directly to the file - but it does not play on the
>> virtual site on the local server.
>> In other words,  http://my_server/ptahhotep/images/email1.gif plays fine
>> - on & on & on
>>  http://egypt/images/email1.gif  does not - the image appears partially
>> and never moves
> Note clear what these are doing: accessing your web server or the
> local filesystem directly?
my_server is my local server; egypt is vhost on local server
>> The image does not play from the website where it is shown in a frame
>> from an html file...
>> I don't understand... What am I missing here?
>> There are no blocks that could target the file that I know of... and I
>> am now getting mixed up...
>> Is there, or should there be some kind of difference if it is part of an
>> html file or php?
> That shouldn't change anything: I'm assuming you're using an <img>
> tag? If that's the case, then your browser is fetching the url in the
> img tag's src attribute separately for the rest of the page, the
> effect (as far as the browser is concerned) is the same as going
> directly to the img's URL.
> I don't know if maybe the mime-type effects this. As far as I can
> tell, animated gif and plain gif both use image/gif as the mime type,
> but you might double check to see if there's an alternate. For that
> matter, you should also double check that your server is serving up
> the gif with the image/gif mime type at all. If not, then that's
> probably causing problems.
> Lastly, try it with a different browser; that could be illuminating.
> -Brian
nope, no new illumination...
and today it all works - maybe it's a cokroach in the XP box... wouldn't
surprise me

I rather suspect that what is happening is that somehow the OS (XP) is
getting screwed up and just doesn't know what to do after it has been
running some 7 or 8 hours working with FreeBSD as the server and
accessing the web.  I've seen other instances of stuff blocking locally
or even on my Internet Provider... looks like it's just another anomaly
to live with...  Thanks for the suggestions anyway...


Phil Jourdan ---

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