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Posted: 04.02.2003
Secret, secret - I've got a secret
Have HTML source code you really don't want the rest of the world to see? This isn't 100% fool-proof, but it's one of the best (and free) methods I've found out there. Just type your code into the second box (under the example) -- hit the "encrypt HTML Source code" button below it -- and voilą! A bunch of gobbelty-gook you can copy, paste and upload that most people won't be able to decipher when snooping through your page-source. Just don't forget to save your original! For more information visit the "Source Code Protection Generator".

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right on girl.. I was wondering when they were gonna come out with something like this :D

¤ ¤ credit: lynn | 04.02.03 at 03:03 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Sweet! Thanks for the tip!

¤ ¤ credit: Sassy | 04.02.03 at 03:28 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Just our of curiosity, why might you want to protect html code?

¤ ¤ credit: george | 04.02.03 at 03:54 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I actually don't want to share where and what I've protected with it -- but if you don't want competitors viewing your source or someone stealing exactly how you did a layout, it could come in very handy. Just one more hoop they have to jump through.

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 04.02.03 at 03:56 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

It's a very good idea sometimes. Scripts and dynamic stuff especially, I'd imagine.

I wouldn't want to use it too much. I learned HTML by example. I'd see a page I liked, view source, and figure out how they did it. I still do that when I see something cool. I don't steal code, but I look and learn.

This protects ingenuity, but it halts education and the spirit of sharing, IMO.

But like I said, I think it's very good in some cases.

¤ ¤ credit: Jennifer | 04.02.03 at 06:49 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I've learned most of my coding by view-source as well. In my case, it's things I don't want my competitors to see -- or paths I don't want others privy to. It's not just hiding a page's layout.

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 04.02.03 at 01:42 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

That's not encryption: it merely encodes each character (other than letters and numbers, i think) as hex-escapes. Spammers have been doing that for years; I have a simple program lying around (called "gib" for gibberish-removal) to extract web-addresses so I can complain to their host.

gib restored my test code to its former state - except that the "encryptor" has its own ideas about format (of code that nobody sposta read?!), and rearranged my line-breaks.

¤ ¤ credit: Anton Sherwood | 04.02.03 at 11:21 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Yes, it's not hackproof or foolproof. But it is one extra hoop to jump through.

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 04.02.03 at 11:28 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

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