What’s the point of this and what’s the relation to iPhone ?
Here at SAPO we recently struggled to get a way to dynamically generate inline images on a web page, in all browsers. And it’s not for the faint of heart. I’ve lost the status of this effort with our js guru but I know we all wished IE7 supported data:. But Redmond’s code monkeys are hopeless when it comes to standards.
iPhone uses Safari3 and supports the data: URI method. This can actually be a hacksolution for two problems with the mighty device:. First the lack of a way to store a web application locally, secondly it can be used to workaround the much desired (and urgent for mobile devices) lack of web based offline storage APIs.