I'm using Drupal 6.28 and there's something i don't understand.

i have a page that contains an image tag pointing to an absolute path. e.g.

<img alt="google logo" src="http://www.google.com.sg/images/srpr/logo11w.png" style="height:190px; width:538px" />

when the content is saved, drupal returns a "Page Not Found" error.

i found out that if i remove the "http:" at the start of the src attribute, there wouldn't be any problem. everything would be ok. i.e.

<img alt="google logo" src="//www.google.com.sg/images/srpr/logo11w.png" style="height:190px; width:538px" />

is there some setting that i may have messed up that causes this?


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    Strangeness with saving aside, you really shouldn't be hotlinking images like that.
    – jonpeck
    Oct 31, 2013 at 4:14
  • Just check if there is any text filtering happening. You should find it in text formatting settigns. Oct 31, 2013 at 4:16
  • thanks for the replies. i tried turning off the text filters, but this didn't help.
    – G Stamp
    Oct 31, 2013 at 7:11
  • What modules do you have installed on your site?
    – hargobind
    Oct 31, 2013 at 7:30
  • hi, @hargobind i have the following modules installed and enabled: CiviCRM, Core - Color, Database Logging, Help, Menu, Path, Taxonomy, Update Status, Elysia Cron, Login Security, CKEditor, Webform One additional information that i missed to point out is that drupal is installed on a subdomain. e.g. sub1.mydomain.com not sure if this matters. Thanks.
    – G Stamp
    Nov 7, 2013 at 0:47

1 Answer 1


the issue i reported was caused by a mod_security setting. my host fixed it after i spoke to them.

  • Good to know. Could you make them to tell you what they changed? And then share this with us?
    – Mołot
    Nov 19, 2013 at 9:33
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    hi guys, it turns out that it was caused by some mod_security setting by my host. when i asked them what they changed to fix it, all they said was that they white listed something.
    – G Stamp
    Jan 16, 2014 at 7:06

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