W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-html@w3.org > January 1999

Re: hide html source code?

From: Inanis Brooke <alatus@earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 06:25:18 -0800
Message-ID: <003701be3e37$61dc3f20$e52eb3d1@alatus>
To: "w3c html" <www-html@w3.org>
||> do any of you know if it is possible to hide
||> the html code from the user??  thanks
||  You can't hide html code, but you can use another features like server
||javascript, or ASP, depending on the server you're using, to hide the real
|This is an _excellent_ point, but you must keep in mind that the "real
|is a very loose term. Whatever page the user ends up seeing in their web
|browser is always viewable HTML source. The "real page" can range anywhere
|from a complex database, to a web-based discussion board / mail list,
|book," on-site search engine, etc. etc. etc. The source for these things
|completely hideable. But the html they generate and send to the browser...
|well, if it's HTML source, and it's in the browser, it's viewable. That's
|the standard.
Received on Tuesday, 12 January 1999 09:24:24 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Wednesday, 7 January 2015 15:05:49 UTC