Mar 28, 2002, 10:50 AM
Post #5 of 8
[ RedRum ] - there are certain instances where storing images in a db is useful. For example, storing images in the db would permit a logged in user access only to the files they have permission to access.
Re: [RedRum] storing a picture file in a BLOB
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Surely someone will say that htaccess will work fine, but let's say that you have a variety of user levels, and each level has a access to increasingly more images or higher quality images. Would you create a subdirectory for each group of images and make the users get that dumb browser popup window for each subdirectory? Or would you copy all images from a lesser level to the higher level?
I don't know how vBulletin uses their stored images, if only certain groups or levels of user can view images, then it makes sense. If they're just storing their global icons or images that anyone can see, well, I agree that it doesn't seem overly useful
(This post was edited by Jasmine on Mar 28, 2002, 10:55 AM)