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Re: How to generate a banner

by rvosa (Curate)
on Mar 12, 2007 at 01:33 UTC ( #604273=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How to generate a banner

At what stage is the gif supposed to be created? For example, does someone type text into the bantext field, then press submit, you process the result via cgi, and echo back the gif? Is the gif supposed to be created and sent to the user at the same time as the form? Who generates the html? You'll have to talk us through the scenario in a bit more detail.

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Re^2: How to generate a banner
by Helvete (Initiate) on Mar 15, 2007 at 10:15 UTC
    The user types text into the bantext field? then press Submit, you process the result via cgi, and echo back the gif. How to do this?
      First, you need to process the form results that you'll receive once the user presses submit. A common way to do this is using the CGI module. Read its documentation, and you'll learn how to get the value that the user entered into the "bantext" field. Then, you need to superimpose this value, this string, on a transparent gif file using a module that can modify graphics files. As other people have suggested, you can use for example GD for that. Finally, you have to send back a response to the user that includes the generated gif file.

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