I'm running Drupal Core 9.3.7, with basically the default set up. The Basic HTML editor is CKEditor. If I include an image in a page, that image is not shown when I view the page; on inspection, it is actually there, but with the height="16" width="16" attributes, and a title that says:

This image has been removed. For security reasons, only images from the local domain are allowed

The image is in the local domain (the relative path is /files/inline-images/Picture%201.png); it was literally uploaded in the content editor. If I put in the URL of the image into the browser, it works. It doesn't seem an upload or a permission issue.

If I go to Configuration » Text formats and editors » Basic HTML » Configure and deselect Restrict images to this site, the images appear.

Any help would be much appreciated. I'm a complete Drupal newbie.

  • Is there a query string on the image URL?
    – cilefen
    Mar 16, 2022 at 16:32
  • @cliefen - no, just the URL to the file.
    – Phil Evans
    Mar 17, 2022 at 8:06
  • Does the text format have other filters active that might interfere here? I just read on drupal.org/project/inline_responsive_images/issues/2875845 (rather old though and for D8) that the "Display responsive images" and "Track images uploaded via a Text Editor" might have an effect on this.
    – berliner
    Mar 17, 2022 at 10:30
  • @berliner There are a few other (default) ones on (Limit allowed HTML tags and correct faulty HTML, align images, caption images, Track images uploaded via a Text Editor) but turning this off does not fix the problem.
    – Phil Evans
    Mar 17, 2022 at 14:58

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I solved this by re-ordering the filters, so tracking is done before the Restriction check.

  • Track images uploaded via a Text Editor
  • Restrict images to this site*
  • Image Resize Filter: Resize images based on their given height and width attributes

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