Image shows up as  red cross?

Posted on 2003-02-28
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Last Modified: 2013-12-25

On Uploading a page to the Internet an image I have used comes up as a red cross?

Why is this?

Question by:Kelechi
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NetWize earned 100 total points
ID: 8041550
That's if the image isn't found due to path-problems.

have you uploaded the image-file as well?

Please post the <img> tag of the image showing as red cross.

Assisted Solution

PeterWitham earned 100 total points
ID: 8042405

   It could be one of three things.

1. You used a direct link to the img file in your web page so it is trying to find the image locally on a machine rather than relative to your web page for exameple,

C:\My Documents\myimage.gif was used instead of

(based on the image file being in the same folder as the web page).

2. You did not upload the image file along with the web page.

3. The image is too large a file size and/or your web connection is too slow and it is timing out downloading the file.

Hope this helps,
Post your code or a link and we can tell better what is going on.

Peter Witham.

Author Comment

ID: 8042617
I will post the image link but onlu when I get home so hopefully tommorow you will see it OK.

So I have to download the Image file onto the server then?

Thank You

Expert Comment

ID: 8042684
Yes you have to put everything that is referenced in any web pages on the server, otherwise it cannot be viewed.

Peter Witham

Expert Comment

ID: 8126282
These are additional problem that may occure:

1, the file name (in IMG tag) is set to your local machine path (ex. C:\images\test.jpg)

2, file is not uploaded on server

3, file is too large to download via your connection

4, filename if wrong. Means that if you are uploading images to server which is case-sensitive, you shold set IMG SRC tag to exact filename you want to put on site. If you have just upper case in your extension (test.JPG) and on site is written IMG SRC="test.jpg", then server will not find your image due to upper case of extension

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