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

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Tue Nov 16 16:34:35 UTC 2010

Okay, then. Good enough for me!

I'll approve the ticket. But, I'd like someone with more PHP/security
expertise than I have to take a look at what this Theme is doing in admin/
with overwriting files and changing permissions and whatnot, just to make
sure there aren't any issues. I *think* everything is okay, but following
all of that is still a bit above my pay grade.


On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 10:28 AM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 10:24 AM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net>
> wrote:
> > 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.
> Could he put the image file in a separate file and then make an http
> link to it there instead? Sure.
> Is including the data inline like this faster? Yes, it's much, much faster.
> For small images (these are 1x1 pixel PNG images), this is WAY faster
> than including the image separately URL and incurring the overhead of
> an extra HTTP request.
> Necessary? No.
> Understandable and faster and better and safe and actually the correct
> way to do it? Yes.
> I give this a total thumbs up and an "okay". There's nothing wrong
> here of any sort.
> -Otto
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