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Images on CPAN: missing again

by dk (Chaplain)
on May 01, 2017 at 08:34 UTC ( #1189243=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

dk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:


Does anybody know who's responsible for site/development? The trouble is, PODs containing '=for html' with images are filtered out, and images are not shown. They used to be. Example: cpan vs metacpan .

I've sent mail to but got no response so far.
Thank you!

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Re: Images on CPAN: missing again
by marto (Cardinal) on May 01, 2017 at 09:02 UTC
      Thank you!
Re: Images on CPAN: missing again (update)
by LanX (Sage) on May 01, 2017 at 09:53 UTC

      data-URLs might also work. They are directly embedded in the document, so they should not break. Some ancient browsers (Internet Explorer) can't handle them, but most browsers can. A little disadvantage is that data URLs use base64, so they inflate the image by one third. One should optimize the images for size before converting them to base64.


      Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)
        Yes i found discussions pointing to them.

        I think the main concern is to keep CPAN small.

        Not sure if there is a quota limiting uploads.

        For instance when running CPAN::Mini I wouldn't be too happy to have my disk bloated with image files of an obscure module.

        OTOH Mini allows setting filters.

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
        Je suis Charlie!

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