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Limits of img data URI image

data URIs (RFC 2397) are a great way to embed external content into an HTML document (or a CSS stylesheet). On the one hand they circumvent a secondary HTTP request to fetch the external content but on the other hand they also make storing full HTML documents so much easier - just one file including all the external content such as stylesheets and images. That's the theory and that has been discussed in detail already. Problematic is, again, our lovely Internet Explorer 8 - I'm not talking about IE 7 and earlier here... Microsoft somewhen decided that: Data URIs cannot be larger than 32,768 characters. A requirement that has been loosened with one IE9 beta late 2010, by the way. So far so ...

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