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Sending Content Types Other Than HTML

  <div align="center">
    <img src="index.php" alt="" title="" style="border: none;" />
  $path = "myImage.jpg";
  try {
    if (is_file ($path)){
      if ($file = fopen($path, 'rb')) {
        while(!feof($file) and (connection_status()==0)) {
          $f .= fread($file, 1024*8);
      header ("Content-type: image/jpeg");
      print $f;
    } else {
      throw new exception ("Sorry, file path is not valid.");
  } catch (exception $e){
    $animage = imagecreate (500, 500);
    $red = imagecolorallocate ($animage, 255, 0, 0);
    $white = imagecolorallocate ($animage, 255, 255, 255);
    imagefilledrectangle ($animage, 0, 0, 500, 500, $white);
    imagestring ($animage, 4, ((500 - (strlen($e->getmessage()) * imagefontwidth(4))) / 2), 5, $e->getmessage(), $red);
    imagejpeg ($animage);
    header ("Content-type: image/jpeg");
    imagedestroy ($animage);

Common File Format Content Types

Content Type                      Application

application/pdf                   Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) types

application/msword                Microsoft Word documents

application/excel                 Microsoft Excel documents

image/gif                         GIF images

image/png                         PNG images

application/octet-stream          Zip files

text/plain                        Plain text (text files)

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