Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The Perils of Hotlinking.

The oringal photo that a KKK hotlinked to.

The photo Charles substituted.

The latest from Little Green Footballs!

All credit goes to: Little Green Footballs!

You see, hotlinking puts you at the mercy of the person you are hotlinking. Some times this is okay, for example you want a block on your homepage where you want the latest weather forecast to appear. You then put some code in that pulls that content directly from an agreeable provider. When you hotlink to another without proper permission then you may have a problem.

BTW, I did save the photos above and put them on the photo server I use. Flicr!