One of the small features that has been added in Midas V5 is support for generating data URIs. These allow the content of a data object, particularly an image, to be converted to Base64 and stored directly in the HTML. For example, this image
is embedded in the HTML. The source for it looks like:
xQbHJqaGhkLC5UlixUUCKanGyEZFqGjFBMSERAPDht7XG9DGwiYG76+cyTCaEW7GyDIycrIR765TyXH0NPURUEAOw==" alt="Embedded gif image" height="21" width="21"
which is pretty hideous, but this allows the images to be part of the single HTML file instead of requiring separate image files or integrated MIME files. As you might guess, this allows capsule views in HTML rather than just in MIME, though that is not the main goal, just a side benefit.
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