HTML images using long GET strings

The Problem

You’ve got a piece of code that creates an image in your web page by passing a bunch of parameters in a GET string to some server-side process:

$('tile').src = '';

But what do you do when the URL goes beyond the limit? Practically, for cross-browser solutions, the limit is around 2000 characters (thanks to IE), and I recently had to find a workaround when generating images via a WMS. More