rfc2397 and the iPhone

Posted on Aug 14, 2007

This is me using rfc2397. It will work if you’re on >Firefox2, Opera or Safari3 and IE7 if you install this plugin. Won’t work with IE6, like if anyone with this virus would visit my Blog.

What’s the point of this and what’s the relation to iPhone ?

Two points:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.