[TAG] Image weirdness over HTTP
sloopym at comcast.net
Wed Apr 14 22:40:25 MSD 2004
On Wed, 2004-04-14 at 12:56, Ben Okopnik wrote:
> I'm running into something here that's very curious, and I'd like to
> see if you folks can give me some feedback on it. It might have
> something to do with being on a CDMA link (possibly with a proxy doing
> something odd in my ISPs upstream routers). but I'm not sure...
> Here's the scenario: I upload an image to my site. Looking at it via
> SSH, I can see that it made it there just fine, all 223734 bytes worth.
> Now, when I surf to it
> (<<http://okopnik.freeshell.org/mark/yosemite.gif>), I get this
> horrible-looking, heavily-aliased (the sky looks like three bands of
> gray instead of a smooth gradient), gritty thing. Worse yet, when I do a
> "Save image", I get a 42613 byte file - which, again, looks terrible.
> What the heck would be compressing it? (and what do you folks see when
> you go there?) I've tried it from every browser I have, and the results
> are the same. I've tried "wget" and "htget" - same results. I confess
> that it's got me quite puzzled.
looks like a nice pic here (linux ppc with mozilla)
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