linking to images stored in .mac

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  1. sir42 macrumors 6502

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    I have a blog through LiveJournal, and I'd like to link to my photos stored on .mac. I've tried a few combinations, but I can't seem to get it to work. Is it even possible? Thanks!
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I do it for all my galleries. I create the folders manually though. Under Sites on your iDisk create a folder (or series of folders) and place the images in them. Then you can access them via links like

    Code:
    http://homepage.mac.com/robbieduncan/galleries/xk8/pictures/002.jpg
    So I have Sites/galleries/xk8/pictures/002.jpg on my iDisk. I think you can do something similar if posted via iPhoto.
     
  3. sir42 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Huh, I still can't get it to work. Is there something I need to enable first? :(
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    That should be it. Can you post a link to the page it fails on?
     
  5. sir42 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for taking the time to help with this. Do you mind if I e-mail you the link?
     
  6. dr0wnoutthen0is macrumors newbie

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    If you want to keep the images in the "Pictures" folder in the iDisk and link to them on the web, you need to use this link:

    http://homepage.mac.com/<username>/.Pictures/<whatever pic>

    If you want to keep them in the "Sites" folder, you just need to do:

    http://homepage.mac.com/<username>/<whatever pic>

    I just figured this out recently because I also wanted to keep the images in the Pictures folder
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Sure or PM me on this site. I think that dr0wnoutthen0is may have your solution though!
     
  8. sir42 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    got it!

    The URL is case sensitive. I thought that might have been the case early on, but I didn't realize my jpeg files were saved as. JPG. Anyhow, thanks again for the help everyone!
     
  9. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Wow, well done. I'd have never thought of checking that! That's a bit strange though as it means that .Mac is either:
    a) Not hosted off Mac OSX!
    b) Hosted off Mac OSX, but off UFS instead of HFS+

    Strange either way...
     
  10. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Buzz! Wrong Answer!

    You forgot that Mac OS X Server supports case-sensitive HFS+, which is what the .Mac server is most likely using.
     
  11. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    My bad. I thought that HFS+ was case preserving, but not case sensitive. Still a little confusing for users as the client version doesn't seem to be the same as the server!
     
  12. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    You are correct - in the client, at least - that's the way HFS+ behaves.
    In Mac OS X Server, there are two options: HFS+ (just like the client), and HFS+CS (HFS Plus Case Sensitive), which is identical to HFS in all respects besides case sensitivity. In related news, Apple is said to be developing another HFS-based file system, called HFSX - it will debut in some future version of Mac OS X (my guess is 10.5), and drives that use HFSX will NOT work with the Classic environment.
     

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