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Deuce
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I ran across a site at work the other day that one of the designers used a .TXT file as the background image and it actually rendered out. If I tried to view the background it told me to download it, so I did and it's all in gibberish.

how does this work?
why does this work?
is this a horrible thing to do?
is there a reason to ever do it?

All the main questions that come along with it.

I tried to Google it but I keep coming up with converting Text to PNG, PDF, etc spam crap-ware.

Any help or information would be appreciate.

Thanks!!

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Did it have a mime-type

Did it have a mime-type attributed to it? image/png?

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Was this viewable in IE? IE

Was this viewable in IE? IE will sniff the file's apparent type and ignore the mime-type. I've not seen it with images, but you just flat cannot view a text file version of an html page.

cheers,

gary

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