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    is there a way to keep the source code from being see?

    Is this possible? without the use of any special server software or set-up?
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    Yes, there is a way! Don't publish your files to the Internet in the first place. Hope this helps...

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    LOL
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    It isn't possible. There are several methods that you can try, but all of them without exception will irritate your users, make your site less accessible and act as only a very minor hindrance to anyone who seriously wants to look at your source code.

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    You can encode/encrypt it using some tools & utils... but that does'nt helps b'coz it normally increases the size of the file... and your pages takes ages to load...

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    it's just that Oleg's article made me a bit paranoid.
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    Originally posted by nOttY nUt
    You can encode/encrypt it using some tools & utils... but that does'nt helps b'coz it normally increases the size of the file... and your pages takes ages to load...
    These tools also always rely on javascript support in browsers that are visiting your site - if they don't have javascript support they won't see a thing. They are also pretty trivial to reverse - I saw a program advertised the other day for $50 which promised to protext your HTML source code by encrypting it. It took me less than five minutes to find a way of unencrypting the source code of the site that was advertising the software!

    The best defence against site content theft is a well written copyright message and a vigilant attitude to watching out for your content being used elsewhere without your permission.


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