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How do I insert a bitmap in a file ?

by Anonymous Monk
on Dec 29, 2000 at 03:24 UTC ( #48719=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello, I've to insert a signature into a ASCII document. This signature can be a .bmp or something else. I use PERL on a Unix plateform (AIX). Thank you for any advices. Marcel Fleury

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Re: How do I insert a bitmap in a file ?
by bikeNomad (Priest) on Jun 01, 2001 at 00:51 UTC
    An ASCII document can't contain an image, since then it wouldn't be ASCII any more. Perhaps I'm missing something.

    If you just want to sign an ASCII document (i.e. you don't have to have an image of a written signature, but you do want to authenticate the signer and validate the integrity of the message), you should look into Crypt::DSA::Signature or a similar crypto based signature mechanism, which can attach signatures that are themselves ASCII text.

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