How to generate graphics dynamically on the web using Python CGI script?

Xavier Morel xavier.morel at masklinn.net
Fri Jan 20 16:37:35 CET 2006


Steve Holden wrote:
> Luiz Geron wrote:
>> I don't have experience on this, but I think that you can make the
>> script return the image "contents" directly to the img tag, without
>> passing it to a img file, so you can use something like this:
>>
>> <img src="script_that_return_image_contents">
>>
>> wich saves some processing and I/O.
>>
> No it doesn't, because the script that generates the graphic is then a 
> different script from the one that generates the referring HTML. I agree 
> that scripted generation of the graphical content is a viable option 
> that I overlooked, though it seems from the OP's inquiry that he already 
> uses CGI to generate the HTML.
> 
> regards
>   Steve

Generate inline base64 encoded images in your HTML page and you're done.
(yes, this is ugly, but it generates both HTML and graphics in the same 
script)



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