[Solved] Super dumb question about uploading links to a .gif on these forums

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[Solved] Super dumb question about uploading links to a .gif on these forums

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Hi folks. I'm trying to embed a link to this image http://www.denecarter.com/MoonringTitle.gif as part of a post like this:

Image

The link is good.
The tag-format is (I believe) fine.
This site takes links to .gifs.

I'm clearly doing something wrong, but can't quite figure out what. Any thoughts? I feel I must have forgotten something really basic, and feel like an idiot.

Edit: Linking from an third-party site like Discord or Imgur works, but linking directly from my own site does not... which is odd. Possibly due to size of .gif and server-side restrictions based on number of requests?

Further Edit: changing the tag above to http: rather than https: seems to make no difference!

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Re: [Solved] Super dumb question about uploading links to a .gif on these forums

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The embedded image uses https, while the linked one doesn't. When I open the embedded image, I get a security warning from FF, with this explanation:
www.denecarter.com uses an invalid security certificate. The certificate is only valid for secure67.prositehosting.co.uk
This works for me:
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Re: [Solved] Super dumb question about uploading links to a .gif on these forums

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That's so weird. That is *not* working for me. I just get the little image icon.
I've changed the tag above to http, and it's still borky.
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Re: [Solved] Super dumb question about uploading links to a .gif on these forums

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Weird, the corrected image in the OP now works fine for me. This is what I get: http://www.formauri.es/personal/pgimeno ... gTitle.gif
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Interestingly, from work where i use firefox, both the op's current and pgimeno's gifs show and animate, from home where i use chrome, last i checked neither worked... i'll test that out tomorrow to see if that got fixed or not.
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Re: [Solved] Super dumb question about uploading links to a .gif on these forums

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The browsers maybe have different security policies regarding showing http content on https pages (and settings and add-ons may affect this as well). The only "real" solution is probably to either fix the certificate or to simply use another host for the images.
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Re: [Solved] Super dumb question about uploading links to a .gif on these forums

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Yeah, I went with the latter and hosted elsewhere: I keep a specific channel of my Discord as my 'gifs and pics' area, and link from there instead. I hatez computerz. Thanks for trying to help though, folks!
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