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muchi_us
11-30-2008, 05:20 PM
I try to hide the adress bar of the page, so the user can not see the address of the actual webpage (only the standard address e.g. http://www.example.com.
Thanks
Markus

Millenia
11-30-2008, 06:24 PM
Sounds illegal. Why would you want to do that?

CFMaBiSmAd
11-30-2008, 06:28 PM
Actually, it sounds phishy

muchi_us
11-30-2008, 06:31 PM
Well, I see this some times on other website, you only see the main url in the address bar and I think this is cool, because you don't see all the "ugly" page names.

Excavator
11-30-2008, 06:43 PM
Presenting a website is one thing. Taking control of the users browser is another. It's usually not appreciated.

CFMaBiSmAd
11-30-2008, 06:49 PM
The neat URL's are done by rewriting the URL on the server, not by hiding anything in the browser.

Millenia
11-30-2008, 06:56 PM
Well, I see this some times on other website, you only see the main url in the address bar and I think this is cool, because you don't see all the "ugly" page names.

It sounds like that site uses frames for layout. So the URL stays the same. Which will load slow, and annoy visitors.

muchi_us
11-30-2008, 07:00 PM
:thumbsup: Ok thank you guys, I did not know that this is something "bad"
Markus

owt200x
11-30-2008, 07:08 PM
you could use an iframe to load a different page but keep the url in the address bar the same

Apostropartheid
11-30-2008, 11:17 PM
Frames aren't a good idea. Use an .htaccess file and the URL Rewrite engine to do it. But note that this is only supported on some server configs.

bazz
11-30-2008, 11:17 PM
You can do this with a 'mod rewrite' on the server using htaccess.

It can be useful but often can frustrate the user who may have no other way of knowing what page they are on.

bazz

Major Payne
12-01-2008, 07:13 AM
The neat URL's are done by rewriting the URL on the server, not by hiding anything in the browser.This is the way it is done and one of the proper ways of doing it. :D



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