That was exactly what I thought before. There is got to be HTML code sent to the browser in order to view anything. But I saw a site that was able to hide it. Maybe there is some trick to accomplish that.
no this is not true. OF COURSE THIS IS POSSIBLE !!
i have written a code that way. It tells the browser in a hidden way to open a certain location. The path to this file is hidden or redirected.
I dont know the code off-hand but as i said this is totally possible.
DeutscheBank.com had it but not anymore, you could have got it from there.
Right-clicking anywhere on this page will cause a warning, left-clicking elsewhere will cause a browser crash (netscape or IE), even using keyboard shortcuts to view the source will make the browser crash.. so it's good protection for the most part.
Anything sent to the browser can be seen and stolen by the user. There is simply no way around this, though IE 5+ supports an encryption method for scripts that will prevent the casual user from stealing them. If your scripting code is that critical to your business that you don't want someone to use it then you have to move it server side. There are many technologies to do this with the most popular being ASP and PHP. Others include PerlScript, JSP, Cold Fusion and MivaScript.
Just keep in mind that nothing you expose to the public can be kept private for long.
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Webpages by nature are open source. You can make it harder for someone to view the source but if they are smart enough it's always possible. you set your file permissions to read and someone can see it. I would love to see an example of truly hidden source, but as far as I'm concerned it cannot be done.
well seeing this conversation going on here, i might as well ad that this hiding source is totaly possible. yes, as lugarweb mentioned that Anti-Leech is going to give this service. For more developed users who know how to use HTML and scripting to a extent may, of course, find out what the source, but for him to go through so much trouble means the source must be very valuable to him. So if the the individual that wants the code to remain hidden then you must have something awfully vital to hide. What can I say, hiding the code is possible, to a point. Of course, now or later you may find the code.
Anti-Leech will give a good service but of course as i said only to a extent.
If you yourself are a good programmer then you might come up with something basing yourself on Anti-Leeches Service.
no more is to say here, bu to wait for Anti-Leeches service or a rockin good programmer....
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Link? Code? Example?
Your assertions do not a fact make.
Is it confusion over the term "source?"
If we consider source to mean the raw HTML of the page (which I do), to my knowledge there is no way to hide this. LuZeR gives a site that should illuminate this point nicely.
On the other hand, if you consider source to include content generated and then displayed (which I do not, because it is not), then of course you can "hide" this. wluke pointed out several ways, and I would also add Java applets and darn near anything server-side, the HTML however will still be visible.
I will not comment on the anti-leech site except to say I could view all their HTML (...and they have a lot of 404s...) Although proving nothing, this seems a lot like a search engine submit service that isn't listed in the top 50 itself.
i would not say that your answer is very insightful..
you can so very hide the source, but as i meant, TO A EXTENT, sooner or later you will of course find it. but deutschebank.com did this a couple of month ago, not anymore though...
It works somewhat like this:
the browser is being told to find a file that contains the html. BUT the address to this file is encoded so only the browser may read it, well, it kind of how you hide the password from a user n the HTML document, its based on a lot of
kinda looks like that... of course you can find the HTML sooner or later, i agree to that, but its not that butt-easy....
Normally I'd never go to that extent, since I know there is no foolproof way to protect one's website except copyrighting it.
There are a number of scripts which identify the visitors IP address and serve up a page based on that using cgi. This can be used for hiding pages from one user and serving other pages to another user.
Some people use it to serve a page optimised for search engine spiders and another to other visitors so that the optimised code can't be copied. However the code to the page delivered is still visible, it's just different to each user.