ERROR "the page contains multiple canonical formats"

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Hello I'm trying the free SEO toolkit.

The first error I have is this, but I use this sentence to retrieve un image from DataBase and I understand Why the toolkit tell me that.

Anyway, How Can I solve this issue?

Thanks.

The code using the sentence is:

<input type="image" name="ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$cuerpo$ContentPlaceHolder1$ContentPlaceHolderBuscador1$DataListPromociones$ctl00$ImageButtonOutlet" id="cuerpo_ContentPlaceHolder1_ContentPlaceHolderBuscador1_DataListPromociones_ImageButtonOutlet_0" class="img_razas" src="ImageFetch.ashx?type=0&amp;ImageID=ABB208356W2&amp;numimage=1" />
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It's saying that because
ImageFetch.ashx?type=0&amp;ImageID=ABB208356W2&amp;numimage=1
and
ImageFetch.ashx?type=1&amp;ImageID=ABB208356W2&amp;numimage=1

both give the same output.

That's all it means, and since we're talking about images and Not actual page content, it won't negatively affect your SEO efforts

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Commented:
well i thinks you refer that:

ImageFetch.ashx?type=0&amp;ImageID=ABB208356W2&amp;numimage=1
and
http://ImageFetch.ashx?type=1&ImageID=ABB208356W2&numimage=1

return the same image, isn't?

But The Tools give this like an error, Are you sure that don't affect for SEO?

Otherwise, It's possible to do something and obtain a clean result without this "errors" ?

Many thanks again
Tony McCreathTechnical SEO Consultant

Commented:
What does the type parameter do? It is the cause of the canonical issue.

If it does nothing as the tool implies then don't use it!

Author

Commented:
Sorry tiggerito:

but my english is poor and don't understand you. Can you answer more simple.

Many thanks.

Dani
Technical SEO Consultant
Commented:
Sorry, it had typos in it as well.

In your two example URL's, only the type changes:

ImageFetch.ashx?type=0&amp;ImageID=ABB208356W2&amp;numimage=1
ImageFetch.ashx?type=1&amp;ImageID=ABB208356W2&amp;numimage=1

If both these URLs return exactly the same content then you have a duplicate content issue.

You can solve it if you don't need the type parameter. Remove that and both the URLs become one and the same URL.

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