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Images that appear in Hypertext Markup Language from a remote source.

Images that come from a remote source instead of the home server where the html is hosted ... <img src> (Image Source)

<img src="images/cupofcoffee001.jpg">

To save room in a blog that uses basic HTML editor software, the images that are referred to in any given document can be stored in a remote location, another computer or in a cloud storage format.

I had to give this some thought. The writing sites that let you upload images that are stored in your home computer using your browser's upload feature or the writing site's uploading software may in some cases use HREF in HTML to allow viewers to see your images in the documents you publish but not from their server, but instead from a remote source, your PC.

Or not. I have to Google search this for a minute and link to an article that is related to this subject of HTML remote source images not from the same source as the HTML document on the server itself.

Remote Image source code in Javascript

Images in HTML

What does HREF in HTML mean?

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MegL wrote on June 4, 2017, 12:02 PM

I wouldn't link direct to a picture or article on my own computer, for security reasons and also because my computer is not always on, so someone might not see the picture or article if they wanted access.

lookatdesktop wrote on June 4, 2017, 2:13 PM

In a private network this might be an advantage, and I understand there would be security issues for both the end user's system or the site owner's data base. Still the possibility that java script may be used on some websites to post articles after they are uploaded instead of the images being replicated and formatted and saved at the site's main location as basic HTML that links both text and images from the same place so they can be kept for ease of use. There are times when I would save an article that contained both hyper text and images as a web page complete from my browser and when I tried to look at the document off line, some images were not available due to the fact that they had to be linked remotely using java. At least that is my understanding. I may be wrong.

VinceSummers wrote on June 4, 2017, 4:35 PM

It's all a foreign language to me. I'd rather learn Russian.

lookatdesktop wrote on June 4, 2017, 11:52 PM

What I just wrote? Ha ha. Maybe I need to learn Russian.

VinceSummers wrote on June 5, 2017, 8:22 AM

Da! Hey, you ought to write technical articles on computer jargon, maybe.

cmoneyspinner wrote on June 6, 2017, 12:53 PM

Uuuummm ... ? OK! (O.o)

lookatdesktop wrote on June 6, 2017, 11:12 PM

I am good at jargon.

Last Edited: June 6, 2017, 11:12 PM