>>Is anyone aware of previous discussions with php/mysql with
>>inside the db (BLOBs) and integrating php to serve these files? In my
>>opinion, I'm sure there's a better way than store to a temp
>file and send
>>user the hyperlink, then deleting the temp file. Perhaps
>>output buffering, etc.
Regardless of whether this is a good idea or not, it's fairly easy. Store the file data itself (accessible via fopen($whatever)) in a longblob, then write it back with the appropriate headers ("Content-type: iamge/jpeg" or whatever) when the time comes. I'd be happy to provide examples if anyone is curious.
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