the process is: static URL is requested, URL 404s, a CGI is called to handle the error, CGI creates the non-existent document, CGI returns a 3xx to get the browser to try again, document is successfully retrieved.
if you just type in the URL, it works. in the image tag (or elsewhere) it doesn't. free coffee/pizza/beer/cheap-reward-of-your-c
Trying 220.127.116.11... Connected to jawbreaker.unpunk.com. Escape character is '^]'. GET /~greck/photos/300/20000226/20000227182658.jpg HTTP/1.1 Host: www.unpunk.com Connection: Keep-Alive HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporarily Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 19:02:08 GMT Server: Apache/1.3.9 (Unix) Debian/GNU PHP/4.0.3pl1 mod_perl/1.21_03-dev Location: http://www.unpunk.com/~greck/photos/300/20000226/20000227182658.jpg Keep-Alive: timeout=15, max=100 Connection: Keep-Alive Transfer-Encoding: chunked Content-Type: image/jpeg; charset=iso-8859-1 0 Connection closed by foreign host.