random_gallery

Latest Version: 1.1

Examples

Below I include the HTML that I use to call random_gallery with. I use server side includes, for the most part, to include the output from random_gallery, but you could probably do all kinds of other things. To see what the program returns, you can look at the source of this page.

There are only ten images in the example gallery, so don't be surprised if you get multiples on this example page.


This will return just the image, using the default random selection mechanism, meaning it will be different every time you load this page.

<!--#include virtual="gallery/random_gallery.cgi?return=image" -->

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This is the same as above, but the image is wrapped in a link that leads to the full page for this image in the gallery.

<!--#include virtual="gallery/random_gallery.cgi?return=image&gallery_link=image" -->

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This is the same as the first, but it includes the caption for the image.

<!--#include virtual="gallery/random_gallery.cgi?return=image,caption" -->

[an error occurred while processing this directive]


This will show the same image all day.

<!--#include virtual="gallery/random_gallery.cgi?return=image,caption&gallery_link=image&select=daily" -->

[an error occurred while processing this directive]


This specifies to always return the sun.jpg image.

<!--#include virtual="gallery/random_gallery.cgi?return=image&select=sun.jpg" -->

[an error occurred while processing this directive]


This uses just the return=url option. The downside is that you can't use random_gallery to automatically write the alt and title attributes this way.

<img src="gallery/random_gallery.cgi?return=url" alt="URL only return">

URL only return


This also uses the return=url option, but does so from within the specification of Cascading Style Sheets to make the background of this div randomize.

<div style="height:300px; width:300px; color:white; background-image: url(gallery/random_gallery.cgi?select=random&return=url);">
<h3>Random Backgrounds with CSS</h3>
</div>

Random Backgrounds with CSS