Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Detecting if an image is really an image

About Technique

HTTP protocol has really cool methods such as HEAD. HEAD method allows you to get only head data instead of head and body. Head data contains mimetype of the body, so we can rely on it to detect if it's really an image. Let's get it with JavaScript...

The Code

Sync Example

Async Example

As you can see, you can even detect huge images very quickly. ;)

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