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Unable to display images from Safari

1389 Views 14 Replies Latest reply: Dec 22, 2005 9:34 AM by Tom Graves RSS
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I have been unable to display images/picture when visiting Forums run on vBulletin e.g. www.mbworld.org. The same problem occur when using Safari, or Firefox or I.E 5 for Mac. I know this is not the website or my Internet Provider problem as I have no problem viewing/displaying images from my PC, which is connected through the same network.
Could it be something on security/firewall that I may have accidental switched on or off?
PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
  • Tom Graves Level 7 Level 7 (20,615 points)
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    Dec 21, 2005 3:39 AM (in response to R_Man)
    Hi, welcome to Apple's user-to-user discussion forums.

    I see images in the posts in the mbworld forums using Safari 2.0.2, Firefox 1.5, and IE 5.2.3 under OS X 10.4.3.

    I do remember someone complaining about not seeing particular images in mbworld forum posts. It turned out that the posts contained dead links to those images (the images are stored on sites such as PhotoBucket and Flickr).

    Are you not seeing any images in the mbworld forums? Can you give a link to other forums you are having this problem with?

    Have you tried using these forums in a new user account? If not, do so to see if your problem is account or system related. To create a new account, open System Preferences and click on Accounts. You may have to click on the padlock and give your admin name and password to create an account. Click on the plus sign in the lower right corner to create the new account. I see no reason to give it a password. You can delete this account later using using the minus key, although I have kept my second account to use for testing (the user folder only takes up 32 kb).
    1 Ghz 15 inch PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.3), 1984 Macintosh
  • Tom Graves Level 7 Level 7 (20,615 points)
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    Dec 21, 2005 7:54 AM (in response to R_Man)
    No problem on the time it takes to get back to anyone in these forums - everyone has their own time zone, work schedule, etc.

    I have not fully explored the mbworld site and I do not see the Picture Thread. To save time, can you tell me where the it is, or copy the url and past it in a reply?

    The fact that images are not showing up in a new, clean user account indicates that the problem is at the system level, and not just a problem with a configuration in your user account. I want to look at the picture thread you mentioned first before thinking of what to do next.

    Also, the problem is obviously not browser specific because you are having the problem with all three browsers you tried.

    I also connect to the Internet using a wireless connection. That shouldn't be a problem, especially if you are not having problems with other web sites. If you want, you can reset your modem and router/access point. Unplug them both and then, after a minute or so, plug the modem in first and then the router/access point. If your access point is also an ethernet router, you could connect your computer to it using an ethernet cable to bypass and potentially rule out the wireless connection as well.
    1 Ghz 15 inch PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.3), 1984 Macintosh
  • Tom Graves Level 7 Level 7 (20,615 points)
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    Dec 21, 2005 12:52 PM (in response to R_Man)
    Just a quick update to let you know I am having problems with the thread you linked to in both Firefox and Safari. I will look into it and see what I can find and post back later.
    1 Ghz 15 inch PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.3), 1984 Macintosh
  • Jpfresno Level 4 Level 4 (3,020 points)
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    Dec 21, 2005 2:53 PM (in response to R_Man)
    Hi R_Man,

    You're working w one of the pro's; thanks be to Maestro's who devote their spare time to those of use w less knowledge or w faster draining memory banks.

    FWiW: I got "Page not found ..." when clicking on 2 of the jpegs.
    early PC G4 AGP (Sawtooth) 1 Ghz 832 Mb Ram, Mac OS X (10.4.3), Do not start vast problems with a half vast mind.
  • Tom Graves Level 7 Level 7 (20,615 points)
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    Dec 21, 2005 3:37 PM (in response to R_Man)
    The topic you link to opens up to the oldest posts first. These posts are from 2002 and it looks like most of the people no longer have the photographs where they were when they made the original posts. There are a couple of photographs visible, showing that some of the links are still valid. When I jump to the Last page, I see photographs for all the recent posts.
    1 Ghz 15 inch PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.3), 1984 Macintosh
  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6 (13,835 points)
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    Dec 21, 2005 5:13 PM (in response to R_Man)
    In Safari's "Activity" window (Window menu -> Activity) you can see all the items it tries to load to build a page, with either their file size or an error message. This page generates several "not found" errors & one "Can't connect to host" error for image files, confirming the earlier conjecture about broken links.

    I guess it is possible these images were cached on the PC, explaining why you could see them there.

    The Activity window is a nice feature of Safari. It shows you the IP address of each item it tries to load. You can even double-click an item & Safari will try to open it by itself in a new window.
    iMac G5/2.0 GHz 17 (ambient light sensor), Mac OS X (10.4.3), 512 MB RAM, Kensington Trackball
  • Tom Graves Level 7 Level 7 (20,615 points)
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    Dec 22, 2005 5:23 AM (in response to R C-R)
    Thanx for mentioning that the images are probably cached on the pc. I didn't mention that and it does seem to make the most sense as to why they are appearing there.

    Yes, the Activity Window is very nice and useful. You can also download components using the Activity window by Option-Double Clicking on what you want. I still wish that Safar had a Properties window for pages similar to Firefox and some other browsers. They include information that you cannot get from the Activity window.
    1 Ghz 15 inch PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.3), 1984 Macintosh
  • Tom Graves Level 7 Level 7 (20,615 points)
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    Dec 22, 2005 9:10 AM (in response to R_Man)
    Also just to mention, that the vBulletin posting is slightly wierd, in that some of the images does not come with a link! It is normally displayed directly below the messages (in Safari, right clicking the message area does not result in any indication that there's an image, i.e. it is not really attached?).


    The difference is caused by how the poster coded his post. He could have used in "img" tag to show the image in the post or he could have provided a link to the image.

    An inline image:
    http://discussions.apple.com/avatar-display.jspa?avatarID=59&file=av.png

    And here is a link to the same image.
    1 Ghz 15 inch PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.3), 1984 Macintosh
  • Tom Graves Level 7 Level 7 (20,615 points)
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    Dec 22, 2005 9:34 AM (in response to R_Man)
    You are very welcome, and, no, you did not take up too much of my time. That's what these forums are for.
    1 Ghz 15 inch PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.3), 1984 Macintosh

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