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mooooooooooopo
post Apr 6 2005, 06:30 PM
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I just went to change my Avatar and noticed .txt was among the list of allowed file formats, which doesn't really make sense, not being an image format and all.

This thread is here either to notify Mata or Fuzzy so they can fix it or so someone can explain what it's there fore. smile.gif

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post Apr 6 2005, 07:23 PM
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I'm currently trying a .txt avatar to see what happens...


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Already tried that.

If you click it while it's loading it downloads the text file, then the browser works out it's not a valid image and in my case (Mozilla Firefox 1.0 on FreeBSD 4.10) just hides it.

Good for secret messages >_> , not much else.


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post Apr 7 2005, 12:52 AM
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Actually sometimes browsers automatically work out what format the file really is.

I allowed text files because some sites don't allow hotlinking to images on their servers but they don't block .txt files. This is a way of sneaking past those restrictions.


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post Apr 7 2005, 06:34 AM
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Ah. okay. smile.gif

I'm guessing my browser didn't display it because it was a file containing the word "Testing..." and not a valid image with valid headers that would allow the browser to work out what it was then.

Good idea though rather confusing if not explained. tongue.gif


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