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I want to build a little php script to process my flair requested as json, to get a nice image to use on boards and such. For the sake of the server, I want to cache it.

The best way of doing this should be by using ETags. If this would be supported I could simply save the latest ETag and send it with every request. If the server returns 200 Ok the script would process the returned json to for example a new image.

So, would it be possible to add this feature.

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if you add the "feature" tag this may get noticed quicker. –  Sam Hasler Jul 9 '09 at 21:39
    
Done that. Hope a answer will pop up. –  Dykam Jul 9 '09 at 22:13
    
you might find that the json is lacking. see here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3238/… –  Kip Jul 10 '09 at 17:26
    
also, this suggestion might be unnecessary if the following were implemented: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1475/… –  Kip Jul 10 '09 at 17:28
    
Hm, yeah. But it are different things... images are too much a style thing, and very server intensive. If they implemented both this and the json updates... –  Dykam Jul 10 '09 at 19:42
    
Have to say, this has been in status=review for a long time, how long does that usually take? –  Dykam Aug 9 '09 at 13:21
    
It does take very long. How long does status-review take? –  Dykam Oct 7 '09 at 17:30
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up vote 2 down vote accepted

We've deprecated the JSON and IFRAME flairs in favor of the simpler .png image flairs:

http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/09/flair-now-even-flairier/

Can you switch to that?

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Perfect, seen it before, but forgot about the question I asked. –  Dykam Aug 30 '11 at 18:52
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