Forcing Firefox to Show Image After Disabling Showing Images

I guess I didn’t know that if you disable Firefox to show images, images still show if you use a Data URI string, base-64 encoded. For example, let’s take a look at the following HTML:

<html>
<head>
<title>Test</title>
</head>
<body>
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<img src="TrayItems.gif" />
<img src="http://www.shinylight.com/wp-content/themes/Wiking/images/button_rss.png" />
</body>
</html>

Which outputs:

You can see for yourself here, which is the HTML page.

Now, let’s disable showing of images in Firefox – Uncheck “Load images automatically”:

Refresh the page and see that you get:

Strange that they haven’t blocked this as well. This happens in Firefox 3.6 for Windows. I tested it in Safari 4.0.4 on Windows and it none of them showed when images are disabled.

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