Barney Carroll: Thanks. But I'm on your side. I'm totally opposed to disabling back buttons and copy and paste and other browser controls. I'm a web usability analyst. :*) Steven E. Streight www.pluperfecter.blogspot.com Confidentiality Notice: This electronic message and/or advertising approval, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. > -----Original Message----- > From: barney.carroll at gmail.com > Sent: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 15:18:53 +0100 > To: thelist at lists.evolt.org > Subject: Re: [thelist] disabling web text copy & paste > > Copy+Paste is an OS standard and the front-end layer of a site shouldn't > be > able to interfere with such things. The ability to do such a thing is > malicious from a usability perspective, and can be used for nefarious > purposes as it intrudes into the user's greater context. > > Having said all that, Flash can define the clipboard without user input. > You > would want to capture the keyboard event of Ctrl/Command+C and then order > Flash to replace the clipboard with an empty string. Sidestepping simple > selection and interrupting the context menu's copy ability is impossible > as > this interaction sits outside of the scope of Flash or DOM events. > > At the end of the day nothing will stop the determined user being able to > access content they have downloaded, so if you are coming at this from a > genuine security angle I would say accept the risks or don't make the > content available at all. > > Regards, > Barney Carroll > > barney.carroll at gmail.com > 07594 506 381 > > > 2009/10/23 steven streight <vaspers at inbox.com> > >> @lee kowalski >> >> Wow. That was a lot of honest information. I agree with you that >> disabling >> copy & paste seems self-defeating, when bloggers like to quote at least >> a >> portion of text, then link back to the source, which drives traffic to >> the >> original site you got the copy from. >> >> Thanks for the work-arounds. I'm sure they'll come in handy! >> >> :^) >> >> >> Steven E. Streight >> www.pluperfecter.blogspot.com >> >> >> >> >> -- >> >> * * Please support the community that supports you. * * >> http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ >> >> For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester >> and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org >> Workers of the Web, evolt ! >> > -- > > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt !