I finally got around to visiting the site with IE. I too got the
freelotto site that somebody else mentioned when I used Firefox. But it
worked in IE. The geek in me needed to figure out what the problem was.
The problem appears to be the URL itself of the images and xep's, I
wondered about this as the pages themselves worked fine, I just couldn't
see anything or beyond the page itself..
Here is the scoop. You have used what is called a relative URL. That
means you didn't make http://rwoods.sitesled.com/
part of the URL to get
the images, xeps, xfrog files, etc.. That itself is fine, and is my
preferred way of doing things. My guess is that the URL forces the
browser to create the URL based on the website "root",
and the relative URL for the files. The
problem happens because of the slashes in the URL
This is the effective URL of one of the files:
It is the "/.\" that
caused the other browser to interpret things differently. My own opinion
is the IE is too stupid to get confused and is actually misinterpreting
the URL which makes it work more by accident than good program design
:). So, I changed the backslashes to forward slashes to get this:
which works. But it
still doesn't make total sense either. You also need to get rid of the
dot and one of the slashes. for example,
works fine. The dot
between the slashes is telling the web server to look in a higher level
directory which doesn't exist on your website. The "/.\" causes opera
and firefox to encode that character combination as "*/.%5C*" which
appears to force the webserver into looking for a higher level directory
which technically does not exist on your website.
If you were to use windows explorer to look at the hard drive, what you
would see would be something like c:\websites\rwoods along with other
websites. Your images are located in c:\websites\rwoods\images. What
happens is that in the original URL, opera and firefox forcing the
webserver to go to a higher level directory (c:\websites\images) and the
webserver hands out the lottery page, which on other servers is usually
a 404 page, file or page not found message.
Confused? I was for a while, and I am a geek :). Bottom line, change the
url you are using to something like this, *"/images/xep/x1.zip" *and
things should work in all browsers.
I am currently going through a bout of insomnia and had nothing better
to do at 2:30 am :)
> I've posted a new gallery of XenoDream 2.2 models that were rendered in
> Bryce 6.1. They are very simple objects with an on-site link to
> the .xep file for each model. The .xep files can be modified if you
> want - just post credit to my gallery.
> The link is http://rwoods.sitesled.com/galXD.html
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