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 URI::data - URI that contain immediate data


NAME

URI::data - URI that contain immediate data


SUPPORTED PLATFORMS

  • Linux
  • Solaris
  • Windows

SYNOPSIS

 use URI;
 $u = URI->new("data:");
 $u->media_type("image/gif");
 $u->data(scalar(`cat camel.gif`));
 print "$u\n";
 open(XV, "|xv -") and print XV $u->data;


DESCRIPTION

The URI::data class supports URI objects belonging to the data URI scheme. The data URI scheme is specified in RFC 2397. It allows inclusion of small data items as ``immediate'' data, as if it had been included externally. Examples:

  data:,Perl%20is%20good
  data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODdhIAAgAIAAAAAAAPj8+CwAAAAAI
    AAgAAAClYyPqcu9AJyCjtIKc5w5xP14xgeO2tlY3nWcajmZZdeJcG
    Kxrmimms1KMTa1Wg8UROx4MNUq1HrycMjHT9b6xKxaFLM6VRKzI+p
    KS9XtXpcbdun6uWVxJXA8pNPkdkkxhxc21LZHFOgD2KMoQXa2KMWI
    JtnE2KizVUkYJVZZ1nczBxXlFopZBtoJ2diXGdNUymmJdFMAADs=

URI objects belonging to the data scheme support the common methods (described in the URI manpage) and the following two scheme specific methods:

$uri->media_type( [$new_media_type] )
This method can be used to get or set the media type specified in the URI. If no media type is specified, then the default "text/plain;charset=US-ASCII" is returned.

$uri->data( [$new_data] )
This method can be used to get or set the data contained in the URI. The data is passed unescaped (in binary form). The decision about whether to base64 encode the data in the URI is taken automatically based on what encoding produces the shortest URI string.


SEE ALSO

the URI manpage


COPYRIGHT

Copyright 1995-1998 Gisle Aas.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

 URI::data - URI that contain immediate data