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

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Tue Nov 16 16:24:20 UTC 2010

So, essentially, the image itself is embedded in the CSS file?

I'm still uneasy about it, but that could be due to lack of understanding.
And I still question whether it's actually necessary.


On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 10:18 AM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> 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.
> -Otto
> 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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