Myth - You can hide the source code of an HTML page

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Myth


You can hide the source code of an HTML page.

Reality


FALSE.

Explanations


To view a web page (HTML), the browser must - at a time when another - have the HTML code.
There is always way to recover it.
  • The most common solutions to prevent access to the source are:
  • The prohibition of right-click and save it (which is easily bypassed in Firefox by unchecking the corresponding JavaScript in the configuration)
  • The use of multiple frames or iframes to hide the real URLs of pages (the screen "Page Info" in Firefox will show the related URLs).
  • Encryption of the page (including a bit of Javascript, which decrypts the page). Is easily bypassed by using the inspector Firefox code that accesses the HTML code after execution.

Notes


Thanks to Sebsauvage for this tip

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Published by deri58. Latest update on March 16, 2011 at 11:16 AM by deri58.
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