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Animated GIF won't work on IE6

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At the top of the page on my website http://www.itemlook.com I have an
animated gif called "eyeline.gif". It has worked fine in the past, but
recently I am unable to get it to work using IE6. All that I get is a box
with nothing in it. It almost seems as if the file will not open on my page,
let alone animate.

It still works fine with my Netscape browser. I am using Windows 98. Any
ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Gary
Jan 12 '06 #1
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Gary Kaucher said the following on 1/12/2006 1:10 AM:
At the top of the page on my website http://www.itemlook.com I have an
animated gif called "eyeline.gif". It has worked fine in the past, but
recently I am unable to get it to work using IE6. All that I get is a box
with nothing in it. It almost seems as if the file will not open on my page,
let alone animate.
It doesn't open for me either. In Firefox I see the image but it is not
animated. In IE6, even when saving the file locally, it will not display
the image in an html file.
It still works fine with my Netscape browser. I am using Windows 98. Any
ideas would be appreciated.


Try re-creating the image. But in either event, it has nothing to do
with Javascript

--
Randy
comp.lang.javascript FAQ - http://jibbering.com/faq & newsgroup weekly
Javascript Best Practices - http://www.JavascriptToolbox.com/bestpractices/
Jan 12 '06 #2

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On 2006-01-12, Randy Webb <Hi************@aol.com> wrote:
Gary Kaucher said the following on 1/12/2006 1:10 AM:
At the top of the page on my website http://www.itemlook.com I have an
animated gif called "eyeline.gif". It has worked fine in the past, but
recently I am unable to get it to work using IE6. All that I get is a box
with nothing in it. It almost seems as if the file will not open on my page,
let alone animate.


It doesn't open for me either. In Firefox I see the image but it is not
animated. In IE6, even when saving the file locally, it will not display
the image in an html file.
It still works fine with my Netscape browser. I am using Windows 98. Any
ideas would be appreciated.


Works fine in firefox 1.5 (linux) too.

If you just use the URL,
http://www.itemlook.com/images/eyeline.gif
does it work?
Jan 12 '06 #3

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Spamless said the following on 1/12/2006 10:06 AM:

[OT] added to the Subject Line as this has nothing to do with Javascript.
On 2006-01-12, Randy Webb <Hi************@aol.com> wrote:
Gary Kaucher said the following on 1/12/2006 1:10 AM:
At the top of the page on my website http://www.itemlook.com I have an
animated gif called "eyeline.gif". It has worked fine in the past, but
recently I am unable to get it to work using IE6. All that I get is a box
with nothing in it. It almost seems as if the file will not open on my page,
let alone animate.


It doesn't open for me either. In Firefox I see the image but it is not
animated. In IE6, even when saving the file locally, it will not display
the image in an html file.

It still works fine with my Netscape browser. I am using Windows 98. Any
ideas would be appreciated.

Works fine in firefox 1.5 (linux) too.

If you just use the URL,
http://www.itemlook.com/images/eyeline.gif
does it work?


Not in IE. And using that URL in Mozilla

--
Randy
comp.lang.javascript FAQ - http://jibbering.com/faq & newsgroup weekly
Javascript Best Practices - http://www.JavascriptToolbox.com/bestpractices/
Jan 12 '06 #4

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> Spamless said the following on 1/12/2006 10:06 AM:

[OT] added to the Subject Line as this has nothing to do with Javascript.
On 2006-01-12, Randy Webb <Hi************@aol.com> wrote:
Gary Kaucher said the following on 1/12/2006 1:10 AM:

At the top of the page on my website http://www.itemlook.com I have an
animated gif called "eyeline.gif". It has worked fine in the past, but
recently I am unable to get it to work using IE6. All that I get is a boxwith nothing in it. It almost seems as if the file will not open on my page,let alone animate.

It doesn't open for me either. In Firefox I see the image but it is not
animated. In IE6, even when saving the file locally, it will not display
the image in an html file.
It still works fine with my Netscape browser. I am using Windows 98. Anyideas would be appreciated.

Works fine in firefox 1.5 (linux) too.

If you just use the URL,
http://www.itemlook.com/images/eyeline.gif
does it work?


Not in IE. And using that URL in Mozilla

--
Randy
comp.lang.javascript FAQ - http://jibbering.com/faq & newsgroup weekly
Javascript Best Practices -

http://www.JavascriptToolbox.com/bestpractices/
Thanks for responses. After I posted, I remembered that eyeline.gif was an
animated GIF and not an animated javascript. I still haven't figured out if
my problem is with the file or the browser. It used to work in IE6. Sorry I
posted to wrong group.

Gary
Jan 13 '06 #5

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"Gary Kaucher" <gk******@spamptd.net> wrote in message
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Spamless said the following on 1/12/2006 10:06 AM:

[OT] added to the Subject Line as this has nothing to do with Javascript.
On 2006-01-12, Randy Webb <Hi************@aol.com> wrote:

>Gary Kaucher said the following on 1/12/2006 1:10 AM:
>
>>At the top of the page on my website http://www.itemlook.com I have an>>animated gif called "eyeline.gif". It has worked fine in the past, but>>recently I am unable to get it to work using IE6. All that I get is a
box>>with nothing in it. It almost seems as if the file will not open on my page,
>>let alone animate.
>
>It doesn't open for me either. In Firefox I see the image but it is
not>animated. In IE6, even when saving the file locally, it will not display>the image in an html file.
>
>
>>It still works fine with my Netscape browser. I am using Windows 98.
Any>>ideas would be appreciated.
Works fine in firefox 1.5 (linux) too.

If you just use the URL,
http://www.itemlook.com/images/eyeline.gif
does it work?


Not in IE. And using that URL in Mozilla

--
Randy
comp.lang.javascript FAQ - http://jibbering.com/faq & newsgroup weekly
Javascript Best Practices -

http://www.JavascriptToolbox.com/bestpractices/
Thanks for responses. After I posted, I remembered that eyeline.gif was an
animated GIF and not an animated javascript. I still haven't figured out

if my problem is with the file or the browser. It used to work in IE6. Sorry I posted to wrong group.

Gary


It appears that my animated eyeline.gif would not load or work properly on
my IE6 browser because of a Windows Update (KB90515) that I installed on
12/14/05. I removed Internet Explorer Q905915 in Control Panel - Add/Remove
Programs, and my IE6 browser sees the animated gif perfectly. I suspect that
I need to save eyeline.gif in a more recent version of Photoshop.

Thanks again for the feedback.

Gary
Jan 13 '06 #6

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"gkaucher" <gk******@ptd.net> wrote:
Thank you! I installed the revised file on my website, and
reinstalled Windows Update KB905915, and everything
works fine. Did GifAnimator make the changes automatically,
or is that done manually? Thanks again.


It gave an error message when it loaded the file indicating that
something was wrong with a size. It corrected the size auto-
matically. Saving the file involved clicking upon the Save As
button. I deleted the two copies after I posted the new file
here.

Jim Carlock
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Jan 20 '06 #7

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I was beating my head against the wall with this problem. I could view my own animated gifs in Netscape - and in IE 6 from my hard drive. I could not view them in IE or in Firefox from the web.

I found a solution by undisabling (is that's a word?) the ad blocking feature in my firewall (in zone alarm - go to the privacy tab, main tab, turn ad blocking off).
Feb 12 '06 #8

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