Tue 23 May 2017

Images appear as broken links

Alex Lawrie Public Seen by 482

So, I try to include an image in a comment. I've read up on Markdown (if you see what I mean) so I know to try something like this:

"! CDBgraph "

But it comes out like this:


A broken link. But there can't be anything wrong with the link itself, because if I right click and view in new tab, the image appears perfectly. It's only in Loomio that it doesn't display. So what am I doing wrong?


James Kiesel Tue 23 May 2017

Dropbox appears to be doing an odd thing there where, even though the extension of that url address is .png, it's still serving up html content (ie, a whole web page in addition to the image).

I was able to get the link to the proper image by right-clicking on the image on that page and selecting 'Copy Image Address' (I'm on chrome, but other browsers will have a similar option), and using that instead.


Alex Lawrie Sat 27 May 2017

Ah, that's fixed it. Thanks.


Alex Lawrie Fri 21 Jul 2017

Or at least I thought it did. But gradually people began to report that they couldn't see the images, and now I find I can't either. So possibly the address that Dropbox was delivering was a temporary one and liable to fail after time.