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No Images for UK Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949

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No Images for UK Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949

Posted: 1289452879000
Classification: Query

I cannot see ANY images in the new UK Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949.

My computer is an iMac running OS X 10.6.3 (Snow Leopard)
with:
Firefox 3.6.3
Seamonkey 2.0.4
Camino 2.0.2
Safari 4.0.5

This is an age-old Ancestry problem which has happened many times before. Looking at the source code you can see the Javascript which handles the display of an image. The width and height variables are set at zero:

var iw=0;
var ih=0;

Whereas other OSs/platforms maybe more forgiving, a Mac's implementation of Javascript seems to do what it's told and sets the parameters to 0x0 into which no image will fit.

This can be checked out by looking at a record which does work as it should. In another newly uploaded database, UK Naval Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1972, the height and width variables have sensible numbers:

var iw = 5517;
var ih = 3798;

The downloaded image (at 200%) has pixel dimensions of 5517 x 3798.

I do wish Ancestry would learn from their past mistakes.
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