Re: Returning image/gif Content-type

Nigel Metheringham (
Thu, 06 Feb 1997 17:16:36 +0000

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To: Ron Klatchko <>
From: Nigel Metheringham <>
Subject: Re: Returning image/gif Content-type 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Thu, 06 Feb 1997 08:58:56 PST."
Date: Thu, 06 Feb 1997 17:16:36 +0000

} Nigel Metheringham wrote:
} > getting gd to write stdout is a bit of a problem - basically it needs to
} > fork and do things that way (seemed odd to me too!).  
} Getting gd to write to standard out couldn't be simpler.  Simply
} do:
}     gdImageGif( gif, stdout );

Oops... what I said is a bit wrong, but the thrust was right...

I was specifically thinking of my use with it within the PHP apache 
module, where you don't have stdin/stdout etc - you have apache buffers to 
work with.  In this case you need to either fork and capture the output 
stuffing it into buffers, or you need to write a file into temp storage 
and shove that into buffers.

I guess that a similar problem may occur with FCGI, especially if the 
libraries you are linking with don't respect your overriding of the normal 
stdio stuff to give the tokenised stream used by fastcgi.


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