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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
    Commented Jul 9, 2009 at 21:39
  • Done that. Hope a answer will pop up.
    – Dykam
    Commented Jul 9, 2009 at 22:13
  • you might find that the json is lacking. see here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3238/…
    – Kip
    Commented Jul 10, 2009 at 17:26
  • also, this suggestion might be unnecessary if the following were implemented: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1475/…
    – Kip
    Commented Jul 10, 2009 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
    Commented Jul 10, 2009 at 19:42
  • Have to say, this has been in status=review for a long time, how long does that usually take?
    – Dykam
    Commented Aug 9, 2009 at 13:21
  • It does take very long. How long does status-review take?
    – Dykam
    Commented Oct 7, 2009 at 17:30

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

https://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
    Commented Aug 30, 2011 at 18:52

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