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Originally the "Tech Support Pits" were reports of the funniest tech support incidents, but over the years the column gradually shifted to answering tech support questions put forward by the readers of the Dear Webby Humor Letter.

This collection of computer and web advice was started partly because readers demanded an archive, and partly because some questions were asked again and again. Each page has a different day's Tech Support Pits column.

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07/24/04: Pictures working only on MSIE

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From Brent=== Dear Webby, With more and more of my friends moving to Opera and Firefox and Mozilla and Netscape to avoid all the security problems, I get more and more complaints about my pictures not showing on my site. Is that a problem with the server? Brent Dear Brent It's a problem with your file names. You have spaces in many of them. On Windows that makes no difference, and on MSIE, even though it is against the HTML specifications, it works too. MSIE is rather sloppy, or "forgiving", as Microsoft tells us. It's that "forgiving" style of programming that allows hackers to take advantage of holes and burglar into computers. The other browsers are built very strict and proper and are quite secure. However, being prim and proper, they can't allow you to break the rules and have spaces in file names. You can snug up the gaps, or fill them with %20 or a dash or an underscore. Then your pictures will show on all browsers and on all operating systems. Have FUN Dear Webby
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