Protect Front-End URL

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Protect Front-End URL

Post by ejbevan » Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:33 pm

Dear all,

How can I retain my URL while cloaking the pages behind to keep the same unchanging root URL in navigation when browsing my site? Without frames, what code can I use in index.php to set this up?

Thanks in advance! J

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Re: Protect Front-End URL

Post by chaosprime » Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:37 pm

As I'm sure more people will tell you, this is a terrible idea for nearly all purposes. It will defeat your search engine indexability and, if you're trying to use it as any sort of security, lull you into thinking it's making things secure that it isn't.

That said (since no one ever listens when you tell them these things), you can do it without frames by rewriting all of your links as AJAX requests that replace the current page content with the new page.
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