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From: Doug Fairclough <kensey at clearstation dot com>
Subject: Re: GIF - straight to the browser
Date: Sep 10 1997 1:26AM

thats incorrect, i've done it before.  try taking a look at rfc2068.

On Tue, 9 Sep 1997, Ed Barlow wrote:

> You can NOT do it
> 
> I think the next version of the html spec will support it.
> 
> Cheers
> Ed
> 
> floyd@interactive.net wrote:
> > 
> > I'm generating GIFs using the GD perl module (its very nice).
> > I want to bring the GIFs directly back to the browser, instead
> > of using an IMG tag in an HTML page.
> > 
> > Content-type: image/gif does not work for me.  If you load a GIF
> > into your browser (eg http://www.xxx.yyy/abcd.gif) and view source,
> > you will see GIF87a followed by what i believe to be the source
> > of the GIF file.
> > 
> > As a test, i wrote a simple CGI perl script and browsed it:
> > 
> > #!/usr/bin/perl
> > #print "Content-type: image/gif"
> > open(X," > while () { print; }
> > close(X);
> > exit;
> > 
> > this did not work - server 500 Server Error - malformed headed.
> > this is the same error i get when i added:
> >         print "Content-type: image/gif\n\n";
> > 
> > However, if i change that line to:
> >         print "Content-type: text/html";
> > 
> > and browse the script, then view source, the source looks EXACTLY the
> > same as just browsing the image and viewing source.
> > 
> > Any thoughts out there?
> > 
> > Christian Floyd Bevacqua
>