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HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook

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HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook

Overview of this book

HTML5 is everywhere. From PCs to tablets to smartphones and even TVs, the web is the most ubiquitous application platform and information medium bar. Its becoming a first class citizen in established operating systems such as Microsoft Windows 8 as well as the primary platform of new operating systems such as Google Chrome OS. "HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook" contains over 100 recipes explaining how to utilize modern features and techniques when building websites or web applications. This book will help you to explore the full power of HTML5 - from number rounding to advanced graphics to real-time data binding. "HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook" starts with the display of text and related data. Then you will be guided through graphs and animated visualizations followed by input and input controls. Data serialization, validation and communication with the server as well as modern frameworks with advanced features like automatic data binding and server communication will also be covered in detail.This book covers a fast track into new libraries and features that are part of HTML5!
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Data URI

We have already used on several occasions Data URI (Uniform resource identifier) throughout this book, but never got into details on what can we use it for as well as what are the limitations. Data URI are often referred to as Data URL (Uniform Resource Locator) though technically speaking they don't actually locate anything from a remote site.

In this example, we will use different media types and check the size constraints.

Getting ready

We will only need browser and some sample text files for this example. The files can be downloaded as part of the files folder in the example files.

How to do it...

In order to see some of the options available we will create a simple HTML file with few different use scenarios:

  1. The head section will include the example.css file:

    <title>Data URI example</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="example.css">
  2. In the body section we add a div element that will serve as a container for the CSS image...