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    rg
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    Default Watch pictures

    Why is it that so many watch pictures (digital pictures on the net for instance)that have a click to enlarge feature quite often fail to work properly.If I submit pictures of my watches, how can I avoid this? Actually I assume the failure is in the web site programming and nothing can be done from this end. If so what is a poor boy to do?

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    Default Watch pictures (RE: rg)

    Why is it that so many watch pictures (digital pictures on the net for instance)that have a click to enlarge feature quite often fail to work properly.If I submit pictures of my watches, how can I avoid this? Actually I assume the failure is in the web site programming and nothing can be done from this end. If so what is a poor boy to do?

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    Default Watch pictures (RE: rg)

    rg:

    I'm not entirely clear what you are refering to. There are two distinct, and different, processes that are involved in "a click to enlarge feature."

    On this message board, there is an instruction string that can be used to cause one picture (usually a small one) residing in one URL to open in a post and, when it is "clicked on" it launches a new window that presents another picture (the large one) that is at a second URL. I've had a problem with this when I try to set it up and get the syntax or URL address wrong. When others have created it, it will show a box with an 'X' inside when the URL has ceased to exist. So, this occurs on older posts when the person who has posted the picture has removed it from his/her webspace (probably to use the space to post newer pictures). If you'd like to see the pictures that are no longer available, you could send an email to the person who originally posted them and ask them to do so again, or to email a copy to you.

    My experience is that, running Windows 98 and IE5, in viewing a picture whose file size is larger than the the screen can view, the picture size is reduced to fit the screen. Clicking on an icon that opens in the picture, expands the picture to its full size. I haven't had a problem with this at all.

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    Default Watch pictures (RE: rg)

    RG,

    I think a simple and general answer to your question would be that hyperlinks are always made to files that reside in a specific physical location. When the smaller "thumbnail" picture is created, it can sometimes be stored locally with the hyperlink program while the larger picture file resides elsewhere. If the larger file remains where it is "forever", then the link will usually work forever. But if ever the larger file is moved or deleted, the thumbnail and hyperlink remain but the hyperlink then points to a file that no longer resides in the original location. And you get the failed link.

    Files are moved around or deleted for lots of reasons. If you wish things to remain available "forever", you'll need to take steps to ensure that none of the physical file locations (and their "addresses") change over time.

    Hope that helps.
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    Default Watch pictures (RE: rg)

    It was the concern for disappearing pictures that led me to set up NAWCC-Info site. It is a permanent storage location with thumbnails and full images of any horological images people want to submit. Once submitted, they are permanent except for those relatively rare occassions when the web site is down.

    The images are browsable on pages and if there is any information included with the images, that is posted also. Click below to browse the facility.

    http://www.nawcc-info.org/members.htm

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