Only losers link to external images off their web pages.

Real men take advantage of the the data url. Basically, it lets you encode base64 data in the image's url itself. Instead of pointing an img src to a gif somewhere, you can embed your image data inline, right in the html on your page.

This only seems to work in Mozilla/Firefox, not IE. Support from other browsers is dubious.

Nancy Reagan and Mr. T, Christmas 1983

<p> <img src="data:image/jpeg;base64,/9j/4AAQSkZJRgABAg....etc." width="200" height="336" alt="Nancy Reagan and Mr. T, Christmas 1983"/>