[thelist] RE: internet message in art removes the art?

ANDREA STREIGHT astreight at msn.com
Thu Oct 21 13:24:56 CDT 2004

Here's a weird item for you:

Why would the use of text, say "Action Forbidden" and "Not Found" messages 
in uploaded computer art, seem to be causing the art to disappear from the 
site to which it is uploaded?

I mean, the Hello/Picasa uploader seems to be working normally. I get the 
message that the upload, from my JASC Paint Shop Pro file, JPEG optimized 
for web display, was successful. The art appears, then when I got into the 
site to edit, add title, it's not listed, like it never was uploaded.

Spooky. No other art uploads have behaved in this manner. The two in 
question contain error messages or warnings, but not in HTML or code, just 
in plain text.

Here is the full text of the "Not Found" art work, which had abstract 
graphic designs, sort of a joke art specimen:

Not Found. The requested URL [forward slash, URL] was not found on this 
server. Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to 
use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

You will be notified soon of fines and imprisonment.

Apache /1.3.31 Server at en.mtb.qw Port 196

The other artwork was just:

Action Forbidden. Please step away from your computer and wait until the 
authorities arrive.

I thought these art specimens would be funny. It seems like my computer has 
no sense of humor, or the blog site can't laugh, or .... ???

Steven Streight
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