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Netscape Page reloads with every image

By gmichaels ·
I am hosting a web site at an ISP that has 3000 images. My ISP charges me extra for the disk space beyond my quota that all these images require. Since I have my own web server. I thought I would move the images to my web server and change the html to point to the fully qualified URL of the new image location. The web pages that access these images are still on my ISP's server. For example main.html that lives at http://www.frii.com/~eygifts/main.html has image src references http://www.soluprobe.com/~eygifts/images/image1.jpg. This works fine in IE but in netscape, every time an image is to be loaded from the alternate src, the entire page reloads/refreshes causing a spastic looking page reload effect. What is going on here adn can I get around this? It was suggested to me that I have some broken tags that Netscape cannot deal with (ie. a <P> with no </P>) I don't think this is the case. Netscape works fine as long as I reference the images on the ISP server wiht a relative URL and not my own server as a fully qualified URL. I should mention frames are being used.

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The differences between Netscape and IE are quite frustrating! HTML is a standard but each implements the standard in a different way.
But, as it has been said, "The great thing about standards is that there are so many from which to choose"
To answer your question;
One technique that works well is to pre-cache the images. You can do this by placing HTML code such as I have below right after the closing BODY tag (but before the closing HTML tag).
This loads each image into the browser cache but does not display them for the user. However, by being in the cache the browser can retrieve them instantly without going to the server.
I would advice that you modify your site slightly to provide an INTRODUCTORY page with this 'hidden' codeon it. As the user reads your introduction the images will be cached in the background. Then when they are needed to be displayed there is no delay (with Netscape or IE) and no funky flashing.

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</BODY>
<img src="images/image1.jpg" border=0 height=1 width=1 />
<img src="images/image2.jpg" border=0 height=1 width=1 />
</HTML>

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