I asked Making the YUI TestLogger show only tests that fail? on Stack Overflow, and added an image from my Blogspot account. When I edit the question I can see the image, but in the final question the image is missing, replaced by its alt text only.

Can anyone else see the image? Is it some random Pebkac error, a bug in the markdown, or some other hot-linking problem?


I suspect you might be using an image host that is testing the browser's referrer and refusing to render the image if the referrer is not from the same domain.

I moved the image to ImageShack and it's fine.

(the other thing to watch out for here is URLs with both - and _ in the filename. The Markdown server-side parser really doesn't like that. Didn't see it here though.)

  • Thanks for sorting it out! – richq Jul 26 '09 at 15:52

No problem seeing the image.

Tested on different browsers (Opera, IE, Chrome), with and without referrer header information. So you might be able to rule out Blogspot not allowing hotlinking.

  • Cool, I've edited it now - looks like something was off with the ![] markdown? – richq Jul 25 '09 at 14:36

I've checked the question and just get the broken image icon in all modes - viewing and in the edit preview.

If I paste the link into my browser I can see the image - so that's obviously correct.

You know you can use the <img src=""> format for images too.

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    I guess you meant "img src=..." rather than a/href. I've used Blogger before without problems... I wonder if the _ in the URL threw it? – richq Jul 25 '09 at 14:26
  • @rq - yes indeed - post updated. – ChrisF Jul 25 '09 at 14:39

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