last updated 4 years ago
The goal of this project was to make working with quick data URI's easy to do, and thats how icanhazdata.com came about.
Every time I needed to make a Data URI I would forget the format, and sometimes struggle with finding a website that allowed me to do what I was wanting to do. There are many tools out there but most of them are for images, and don't allow you to craft payloads.
After playing a XSS game that was posted on HN, I learned how flexible Data URI's really are, and decided to make something that expressed that. So I took one of my latest react base builds and fleshed out icanhazdata.com.
It's was an excuse to play with some new tech.
- File API
- Drag & Drop
- Image Pasting
Didn't really learn too much doing this, most of it relied on prior knowledge. But I was surprised about how much data you can stuff inside of a Data URI on chrome. Also when dealing with massive amounts of content it was pretty easy to crash mobile safari, and Firefox.