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FF 6 - wont load a GIF - Solved - sort of

pierre_pierre
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FF 6 - wont load a GIF - Solved - sort of

I am running Win 7 and have my own home page, I use a .gif file to hide the e-mail adress, it worked ok on FF5, still works on IE but wont load on FF6
the peter.gif is ok, just the email.gif wont load
<td WIDTH="30%"><a hferf="mailto:webmaster pierre.free-online.co.uk"><img SRC="email.gif" BORDER=0 height=85 width=141 align=TEXTTOP></a></td><td><img SRC="peters.gif" ></td>
</tr>
</table>
<a href="http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/03683.html">
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Community Veteran
Posts: 14,469
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: FF 6 - wont load a GIF

There are a few funnies with that code - not sure if it's caused by you pasting it to the post but...
hferf should be href
where did the [/url] come from as that is BB code not HTML so should be removed.
In place of [/url] you need to terminate the <a> tag with </a>
so you should have

<td WIDTH="30%"><a href="mailto:webmaster pierre.free-online.co.uk"><img SRC="email.gif" BORDER=0 height=85 width=141 align=TEXTTOP></a></td><td><img SRC="peters.gif" ></td>
</tr>
</table>

See if that works.
pierre_pierre
Grafter
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: FF 6 - wont load a GIF

it wasnt the whole line, and if I put in href, it didnt display.  I have been using that code for at least five years with no problem, dont know where that /url came from its not in my source code
<hr size="3" width="50%"><table BORDER=0 <tr >
<tr>
<td WIDTH="30%"><a href="mailto:webmaster peter.free-online.co.uk"><img SRC="email.gif" BORDER=0 height=85 width=141 align=TEXTTOP></a></td><td><img SRC="peters.gif" ></td>
</tr>
</table>
<a href="http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/03683.html">
<img src="http://banners.wunderground.com/banner/default/global/stations/03683.gif" height=60 width=468></a>
Community Veteran
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: FF 6 - wont load a GIF

The [/url] probably got added by the forum software - i've seen it get confused when you post HTML. Using the 'code' BB tags often helps.
On the first line you are missing the closing '>' for the table tag and you have an extra <tr> tag
The fact that other gif files are shown suggests the browser can show gifs fine, so there must be something funny with the HTML or the actual gif itself.
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Re: FF 6 - wont load a GIF

Does for me with FF6.0.2
Note that it is an animated gif which may be the problem
Have you checked if your ad blocking software is blocking it
pierre_pierre
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Posts: 19,757
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Re: FF 6 - wont load a GIF

not worried about the extra tags, as it is only part of the code.

I have tried EMAIL.GIF and email.gif on my web space, but FF6 wont look at then - it is an animated gif, as is the peter.gif
pierre_pierre
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Posts: 19,757
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: FF 6 - wont load a GIF

thanks oldjim, but the peter one is also animated, strange, I am also on FF6.02,  will have to clear the cache and try again
Jim, you put my name in clear on the post
pierre_pierre
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Posts: 19,757
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Re: FF 6 - wont load a GIF

just cleared the cache, its now OK, one of those mysteries of life