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Classic ASP, IE8 and Images not showing until rt-click Show Picture

Posted on 2011-10-21
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Last Modified: 2013-12-08
I'm working with a classic ASP application running on localhost ( Browser is IE8. The ASP application code copies template JPG's into a uniquely identified folder, renders some HTML into an HTML file that links to these files with absolute paths ( and then presents the rendered HTML in a browser window. (ie. a custom report)

This all has been working just fine on XP and Win7.

I just installed my code on another XP box running IE8, and this time my application fails in that the resulting rendered web-page has missing images.. That is, until I right click and choose Show Picture - then they become visible.  The weirder thing is that when logged into the workstation as Administrator (rather than the non administrator user account), things work as they should - images appear without having to choose "show picture"

I can't figure out what setting must be set wrong that is causing this. The "show pictures" in IE settings is enabled, I have cleared cookies and given all folders involved "everyone full access"

Question by:PMH4514
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Expert Comment

ID: 37010876
Makes sure that IE8  has as a trusted site...


Author Comment

ID: 37011054
Yup it is a trusted site both admin and non admin user accounts.
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Expert Comment

ID: 37011495
Can you post the generated code for the images which do not show..?

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Author Comment

ID: 37011650
Certainly. Attached is a stripped down version, but the behavior is the same..

Works perfectly when logged into windows as administrator..     giving admin rights to the other user account doesn't change the behavior though.
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
		<title>Sample Report</title>
		<meta content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" http-equiv="content-type" />
		<table border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2" style="text-align: left; width: 750px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto">
					<td class="EvalTitle" style="text-align: left; width: 483px; vertical-align: top">
						Report Title</td>
					<td style="text-align: right; width: 542px">
						<img alt="Logo" src="" /></td>

				<tr class="FooterAddress">
					<td colspan="2">
						<p align="center" style="text-align: center">
							Site Name <img src="" /> 123 My Street <img src="" /> Suite 1 <img src="" /> My Town, NY 12345 <img src="" /> Tel: 555-111-2222 <img src="" /> www.myurl.com</p>
		<br />

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Author Comment

ID: 37011655
an aside,  this HTML file (fully qualified path) then gets pushed into an ActiveX control to turn into a PDF. Under the administrator account, this too works just fine. Under the non-admin account the PDF as well lacks the images.


Author Comment

ID: 37011681
it "feels like" permissions of some kind.. I'm also sitting in front of XP and Win7 boxes for which the whole thing works just fine admin or not..     also, you may notice those GUIDs as part of the path.. I tested a version that leaves those out and see the same thing..

Author Comment

ID: 37012104
update: reinstalled IIS, same problem.

I then added a new user to the generic users group, and logged in to my application from that account.  From this new "user" account, everything works properly.
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Expert Comment

ID: 37013666
it "feels like" permissions of some kind..

I think you are right,

Can I suggest you either delete this question and start a new one, or change the categories to IIS/Webserver...

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PMH4514 earned 0 total points
ID: 37014213
yah good suggestion.. definitely not an ASP issue. thanks for your time though!

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