I dug up a copy of that message, here it is:
I think you said in previous messages that you’re using XSL-FO, is that right? Are you using PE to publish?
In that case, the problem may have to do with a special thing you have to do with XSL-FO composition on PE for graphics. I’ll paste a summary I wrote up in response to a similar question a while back that should explain things below. This is sketchily documented in the Arbortext help (see e.g. the help topic for “set pegraphicpi”), but it took me some experimentation to figure out just how to make it work.
PE has a special way of handling graphics, so that Editor can send local graphic files with the document to the server and the server can do the right thing with them. This is done using processing instructions, which FOSI and Styler grok automatically, but which need a little extra work with XSL-FO. Basically, you have to make sure your XSL-FO stylesheet copies the PI’s from the input to the FO output in order for PE to be able to find the uploaded graphics and use them. There will be one PI for each graphic, and it should be copied to appear *immediately after* the corresponding <fo:external-graphic> in the output tree.
The good thing about this is that you don’t have to worry about graphic paths at all—if Editor can find the graphics, it will insert all the necessary info into the _graphic_data PI for you, and upload the actual graphic when you publish on PE. In fact, when you use this approach, the contents of the src attribute on <fo:external-graphic> are ignored in favor of the info in the PI. (But, oddly, even though it’s ignored, you do have to have *some* value for the src attribute—if you just leave it empty or omit it, the graphic won’t appear.)
If you don’t use the _graphic_data PI’s (by turning the set pegraphicpi option to “off”, or by just not copying them in your XSL-FO stylesheet), then you do have to worry about getting the path right for the fo:external-graphic src attribute. And of course the graphics have to be on a shared location somewhere that PE can access them.