[theme-reviewers] Base64 Used to Encode Transparent Images?!?

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Tue Nov 16 16:18:52 UTC 2010

That's not a URL. That's the actual image content itself.

Data URI's are better than URLs in that they don't require an extra
http connection to get the image content. For small images, the image
itself can simply be placed inline and you save on the extra hit to
the server.


On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 10:15 AM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:
> What is the valid/legitimate use here? Why can't the image URL simply be
> output in cleartext?

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