Ok, I just ran across what seems to me to be the most thoroughly bizarre issue with a site I was working on. I was testing it in IE to see how awful it looked, and one of the GIFs wasn't loading. I experimented some, and eventually came up with a simplified test case. At least on my Parallels Windows install (XP SP2, all updates), this image: http://japhys.com/images/banne.gif ...will load fine, while this one: http://japhys.com/images/banner.gif ...will not. The images themselves are identical down to the bit--the ONLY difference is the filename. Anything longer than banne.gif won't work as well. This is true in IE6, IE7, and even Firefox, so it's something system-level, not yet another IE bug. Oh, and it's not just filename length, since there are other GIFs in the same directory that work fine. It's also not where in the file structure it is--the same thing happens even at the top level of the domain. Can anybody replicate this, or is it something gone haywire with my Parallels Install? What the HELL is going on here?