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data:image links

Does anyone know about the data:image links that I've been seeing in the Playground recently? How do they work?

11th Jan 2019, 11:01 AM
Nick
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//It is one of the oldest ways to encode things into html (first proposed in 1987!). It is a way of turning different types of data into a series of letters and numbers that is safe for HTML. One of those data types is images. https://www.base64-image.de Base64 encoded images data:image/jpeg;base64............
11th Jan 2019, 9:52 PM
Sudarshan Rai
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11th Jan 2019, 9:54 PM
Nick
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