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Michael Kohl

github.com/kkuchta/css-only-chat, impractical for sure, but not "as static as an image". Neither are keyloggers in pure CSS (aka CSS exfiltration) that have been around for a long time and use a similar principle.

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Leonardo Teteo

I don't know Ruby, but using Ruby in anything doesn't defeat the purpose of being CSS only? Like, if he uses something other than CSS, it is not CSS-only anymore.

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Michael Kohl

He uses Ruby to have a webserver that serves the HTML and CSS.

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Leonardo Teteo

So it is like any other web application that has a programming language with a server that serves HTML and CSS?

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Michael Kohl

Ok, I missed the server.rb file before, there are some shenanigans going on with serving the images. But to be honest, the main point was that "static like an image" hasn't been accurate for quite a while, as this example maybe illustrates a bit better:

codeburst.io/mario-kart-css-7572bd...