Displaying a Base64 image
I have just started working on my next project. I haven't even gotten passed the research stage yet and I have run into a snag. I will be receiving a base64 encoded GIF from as part of an XML response. I will somehow need to decode it and display it on a layout and eventually print it.
I have a few ideas, but nothing seems to elegant. I have seen PHP scripts that will decode a base64 image, and I could use one of the php plugins to execute the php code to decode the image. I also know that FireFox can display a base64 encoded image using the following tag <img src="data:image/GIF;base64, DATA HERE"> Filmmakers web browser technology may also be able to do it.
Any body else have an idea? It feels like I always come up with solutions that are way to complicated. There often is a way easier solution that I miss.