[thelist] how do we hide contents?

alvar aalto raz at bigideas.com.my
Tue Dec 10 14:48:01 CST 2002

Steve Lewis wrote --
If you want to hide the content of a page put the whole page in an
image--a rather poor option because it can always be transcribed into
another window, and you will just annoy the user.  Perhaps we dont
understand?  This challenge clearly defies reason.  Trying to reach
Nirvana?  Than meditate upon the content koan:  how do you keep a secret
from someone yet share that secret with them?

Hi, Steve :)

Thank you for your response. I have learned something new and useful from it.

Allow me to explain, please --
I posted the question because I want to satisfy my curiosity as well as to add another bit of information to my rather inadequate store of knowledge, but not to take up the challenge posed by the owner of that site (who, incidentally, threw a challenge to identify the Flash movie hidden inside another Flash movie, not to decypher the "hidden" codes of that page).

As already mentioned, I am aware that source codes, no matter how they are camouflaged or cyphered, can be unmasked or decyphered. But here we would mean by "advanced users" such as yourself. I don't think I am wrong if I say that most surfers do not fall into this category.

As already mentioned, too, I recently also saw a page on Adobe's site where the content shown by "view source" was practically bare. A little while later, when I returned to the same URL to take another look at it in order to try to determine how it was done, the page was back to "normal"; so I lost the chance to do my investigation work.

I am curious to know the technique(s) involved, and I would be very grateful if you or someone else could either tell me or point me to a thread on here or resources elsewhere that I can read.

Once again, many thanks.


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