angularjs adds unsafe tag to image

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I’m retrieving an image from a database and when I display it as a base64 file, angular adds an unsafe tag to it. How can I fix this?
This is what I use

<img ng-src="data:image;base64,{{logo.base64}}" />

This is the result

<img  ng-src="data:image;base64,/9j/4AAQSkZJRgABAQAAAQABAAD/2wCEAAkGBxQTEhMUExMWFB=" src="unsafe:data:image;base64,/9j/4AAQSkZJRgABAQAAAQABAAD/2wCEAAkGBx=">

If I remove the “unsafe” tag in the browser, the image displays fine.


How to solve :

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Method 1

From your example, you don’t need to change the white list. BTW if you have to set it, the imgSrcSanitizationWhitelist is a function so it should be set like this:


For your problem, it is because your data URI doesn’t match the regexp, a / after data:image is missing. It seems the image type is expected e.g. (data:image/png;).

Try adding the correct image type if it works or not, note that the png is just an example.

<img ng-src="data:image/png;base64,{{logo.base64}}" />

Hope this helps.

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
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