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dauria

Node.js module for Data URI applications. It performs conversions between Node.js Buffers and RFC2397-compliant Data URIs, or vice versa.

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This Node.js module for Data URI applications is called Dauria (after a part of Transbaikal).

Dauria performs conversions between Node.js Buffers and RFC2397-compliant Data URIs, or vice versa.

Dauria is written in JavaScript and requires Node.js to run.

  • Starting from v2.0.0, Dauria requires Node.js version 5.10.0 or newer because it is rewritten in ECMAScript 2015 (ES6) and also uses the Buffer.from method.
  • You may run older versions of Dauria (that precede v2.0.0) on older Node.js versions (0.10.x or 0.12.x). However, those older versions of Node.js are themselves not maintained by their developers after 2016-12-31. Older versions of Dauria (that precede v2.0.0) also run on slightly newer Node.js v4 (planned to be supported until April 2018).

Dauria is tested against Node.js v5, Node.js v6, Node.js v7 and the latest stable version of Node.js.

Installing Dauria

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  • Latest packaged version: npm install dauria

  • Latest githubbed version: npm install https://github.com/Mithgol/dauria/tarball/master

The npm package does not contain the tests, they're published on GitHub only.

You may visit https://github.com/Mithgol/dauria#readme occasionally to read the latest README because the package's version is not planned to grow after changes when they happen in README only. (And npm publish --force is forbidden nowadays.)

Using Dauria

When you require() the installed module, you get an object that has the following methods:

getBase64DataURI(sourceBuffer, MIME)

Returns a string containing the data:... URI that represent the given source Buffer in the base64-encoded form.

An optional second parameter (MIME) suggests the MIME type of the given Buffer. If the parameter is not given, 'application/octet-stream' is used.

Example:

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parseDataURI(dataURI)

Parses the given Data URI and returns an object with the following properties:

  • MIME — MIME content type in the form type/subtype as explained in RFC2045 Section 5.2. If not given in the URI, MIME becomes 'text/plain' by default (as recommended by RFC2397 in section 2).

  • mediaType — MIME content type with the semicolon-separated list of parameters (if any) in the form parameter=value (some values may appear urlencoded, and Dauria does not decode them). If not given in the URI, mediaType becomes 'text/plain;charset=US-ASCII' by default (as recommended by RFC2397 in section 2).

  • buffer — Node.js Buffer containing the data decoded from the given Data URI. Hexadecimal URL encoding (such as '%20' for a whitespace) and base64 encoding are both supported (the latter must be indicated by the string ';base64' before the first comma in the given Data URI).

  • charset — the value of the first 'charset=...' parameter encountered in mediaType. If mediaType does not contain any charset parameters, charset becomes 'US-ASCII'. However, if MIME does not start with 'text/', then charset becomes null regardless of any parameters.

  • text — a JavaScript string containing the text decoded from buffer using charset. However, if MIME does not start with 'text/', then text becomes null. It also becomes null if the iconv-lite module does not know the encountered charset.

If the given dataURI is not in fact a Data URI (does not start with 'data:' or does not contain a comma), an error is thrown.

Example:

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Testing Dauria

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The tests are not included in the npm package of the module (to keep it small). Use the version from GitHub.

It is necessary to install Mocha and JSHint for testing.

  • You may install Mocha globally (npm install mocha -g) or locally (npm install mocha in the directory of Dauria).

  • You may install JSHint globally (npm install jshint -g) or locally (npm install jshint in the directory of Dauria).

After that you may run npm test (in the directory of Dauria).

License

MIT license (see the LICENSE file), with the following exceptions:

  • The file test/red-dot-5px.png is taken from Wikipedia where it has been released into the public domain by Johan Elisson.

  • The file test/larry.gif is decoded from RFC2397 where it was given as an example. (RFC2397's Full Copyright Statement permits publishing and distribution of derivative works that assist in its implementation.)

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