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Re: Picture on the page

by chunlou (Curate)
on Aug 13, 2003 at 18:17 UTC ( #283643=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Picture on the page

One useful use of graphics I could think of is when someone need to accompany his question or reply with graphics, such as screenshots or graphs. Majority of the posts don't need it, however.

Some sites have two versions of (almost) all their pages: text-only and regular. But I guess it would be too much work for our host.


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Re^2: Picture on the page (img)
by tye (Cardinal) on Aug 14, 2003 at 06:17 UTC

    I don't really want people putting web bugs in their signatures so that they can track my IP address every time one of their nodes is displayed. If you don't think this would happen, then you haven't paid very close attention to lots of home nodes.

    Allowing <img ...> tags also opens up worse cross-site security holes (and, no, I don't feel like giving a tutorial on how to write these, so please rant at me about "security through obscurity" now).

                    - tye
      Catch 22, isn't it? If you don't explain how the bugs work, many people won't be aware of it. If you explain, more people may actually try. General dilemma when try to teach security awareness without actually teaching the know-how.

      Would there really be people sick enough to track your IP? Sort of saying "Hey guys, look tye is now at his friend's place and not at home!" and keep a statistic of it?

      Thank the Gods I have a dynamic IP (and three firewalls) ;-)

      CountZero

      "If you have four groups working on a compiler, you'll get a 4-pass compiler." - Conway's Law

        Not quite what web bugs do. For more information take a look at the EFF's Web Bug info page. And as usual more can be found using Google.

        HTH
        Daeve

Re: Re: Picture on the page
by belg4mit (Prior) on Aug 17, 2003 at 02:06 UTC
    You can always post the image somewhere else and link to it (GeoMetroCitys or some such). Or if you're really desperate and level 5+, replace your homenode pic ;-)

    --
    I'm not belgian but I play one on TV.

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