1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

XF 1.2 where are these strange image icons coming from ?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by erich37, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Nov 17, 2013
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Those are images for which hotlinking has been prohibited.
  3. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    hmm... but the images are actually indeed showing up.
    If it would be images for which hotlinking is prohibited, I guess the images would not show at all ?

    It is just some additional icon for the same image which is actually showing up. It is the same URL-Link for both the image which is showing up and for the strange image-icon.
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2013
  4. xf_phantom

    xf_phantom Well-Known Member

  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    In this case it is an invalid image URL.
  6. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    is it because of the "File:" in the URL ?

    it seems all image-URLs in Wikipedia look like this... ?


    It is a long time ago since I came across this, but I think I remember that I copied the text and images from this page:


  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Ultimately this is just a formatting/source content issue.

    Just format the content correctly and you won't see those errors.
  8. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    The image link on that page actually links to another HTML page, even though the URL looks like that of an image file. You can tell because if you visit the link you can see not just the image but text as well


    The actual URL for the image file is


Share This Page