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Sunday, February 01, 2009

JPost's weird caption of the day

I have mentioned before that the JPost has problems with its pictures not always matching their captions. Here's the latest one hot off their home page:



At 6:59 PM, Blogger Ann Tendler said...

Lol. it must have been on purpose.

At 7:01 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Carl - I don't think that IS a mismatched caption... It is Olmert and Livni at the Cabinet meeting - and well they appear suitably dressed for the occasion.


At 9:42 PM, Blogger Captain.H said...

There's a geekish explanation for this kind of error.

Every serious commercial website nowadays is database-driven. While the viewer sees a seamless webpage, the site server has done all sorts of script-driven compilation to deliver that page to the client PC after the client PC clicked on the URL.

Images are included in a page by what geeks call a "server side include" tag. You won't see these tags even if you look at the source code of the webpage delivered to your client PC, as the source code of the webpage delivered to your client is fully compiled, unlike the source code of the uncompiled page stored on the server. That contains besides the main text, all the raw uncompiled scripting commands, applets, images, style sheets, etc. that altogether assemble the page delivered to the client and displayed in the browser.

If you right-click on an image in your browser and look at "Properties", you'll almost always see the file name to be a long string of letters and numbers. The code script "include" has called the image from one of the site's image directories and sometimes glitches happen in the various database file-naming protocols, causing the incorrect image to be called and included in the webpage delivered to the client PC.

Or, I might be wrong and G-d has a sense of humor and He reads the JPost. :-)

At 1:29 AM, Blogger rickismom said...

I have one from years ago,I can't remember which newspaper, a picture of cheder kids, captioned "terrorists in training...."


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