images on the web
mnordhoff at mattnordhoff.com
Fri Jun 20 08:33:21 CEST 2008
> I'm creating a data plot and need to display the image to a web page.
> What's the best way of doing this without having to save the image to
> disk? I already have a mod_python script that outputs the data in
> tabular format, but I haven't been able to find anything on adding a
> generated image.
You could use data: URIs .
For example, a 43-byte single pixel GIF becomes this URI:
They don't have universal browser support, but that might not be a
problem in this case.
As for generating them with Python, I'm not sure... I just used Hixie's
data: URI kitchen  for the above example.
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