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Re: hide source in html4.0

From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 09:45:13 -0800
Message-Id: <v03130331b270cc753f33@[]>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
At 1:08a -0800 11/12/98, kM wrote:
>         hello, would you tell me how  can i hiden html source in html4.0?

In order for the browser to display a page, the browser needs to see the
source (of course). If the browser can see it, so can the user.

Perhaps, if a *browser vendor* wanted to implement it, there could be a
meta tag like <META NAME=HideSource CONTENT=yes>. Upon finding such, a
browser might disable its ViewSource and SaveAsHTML functions while that
page is frontmost. But this is only an idea, and you can't expect all
users to switch to a browser which implemented it. In fact, it might be
a reason that users would *not* want to switch, 'cuz they want to peek!

 o/` view source sees the source, of course, of course
     and no one can hide viewing source, of course
     that is, of course, unless the source
     has been hidden A to Zed
Received on Thursday, 12 November 1998 12:48:24 UTC

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