filename.gif or filename.gif.jpg?

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Here is a weird one...

On this webpage...

...2 lines below the following text...

"ThinkingRock uses the following icon representations:"

... is an small graphic followed by the word "Thought."

If you try to save the page as "Web page Complete" in Internet Explorer
or Mozilla Firefox, that graphic (and several others ) is not there
when you display the saved version.

If you right click the Icon and look at the properties, it says that it
is a .gif named thought16.gif

If you try to "save Image As", it only allows you to select .jpg and
saves it as thought16.gif.jpg

If you edit the HTML of the saved copy of the web page to change
the link to thought16.gif to thought16.gif.jpg and refresh the page,
the icon appears.

What the heck is going on here?

Guy Macon

Re: filename.gif or filename.gif.jpg?

Guy Macon wrote:

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Author error.  <g>

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The file is named ".gif" but it is really a ".jpeg" file.
JPEG Image
0.43 KB (445 bytes)
15px 15px

Several of the others are also misnamed JPEGs. Use Firefox's "Page
Information" tool, Media tab, to see what type they really are.
Right-click > Properties shows the same in my Firefox, Mozilla/5.0 (X11;
U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9b5) Gecko/2008050509 Firefox/3.0b5

   -Friends don't let friends drive Windows

Re: filename.gif or filename.gif.jpg?

Guy Macon wrote:
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Hint: in Firefox, View Page Info, then look at the media tab. Notice the
content type for the various images. Looks like a server configuration

now killing all posts from google groups

Re: filename.gif or filename.gif.jpg?

On May 30, 6:14 am, Guy Macon < wrote:
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At one time, and possibly still, you had to beware of double
extensions. Some hackers found a way to give one extension that seemed
harmless enough. However the second extension would execute some sort
of hacking code. Of course few would click on such a strange file that
included .exe as one extension, but there are many other lesser known
extensions that can execute unwanted code.

And then there are single extension files that are a bit strange. I
sometimes use the php extension GD to construct graphics that can be
saved as .png or some other format. You use a php only file for this.
When you view this file, you see the image you created. When you right
click the image, at least on the XP OS, you can select to download the
image to your computer using "save as". The extension you get is .php
rather than .png, for example. After you download, the image can not
be viewed. However if you rename the file with the correct
extension .png, all is well. Or you may rename the extension .php
as .png on the screen "save as" brings up before you download the
image to your computer.

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