Wierd Question

I am trying to have a picture load from user click using a reference from a link; all from XML. The wierd thing is it works just fine when just previewing the swf file gallery.swf.

However this swf is getting loaded into a container_mc (empty movie clip) and when site is viewed as: index.html -> index.swf -> container_mc -> gallery.swf;
the image will not load into imageloader_mc (empty movie clip).

Any ideas as to why this is happening? I have it traced properly, there is no conflict with instance names, I am using Flash 8. Thanks for any insight.