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Seeking Webpage/HTML encryptors advice

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I am thinking of encrypting my web pages. Any input, opinion, experience, recommendations and pros and cons will be much appreciated.

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Feb 1 '08 #1
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drhowarddrfine
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Encrypt them for what reason? What is the purpose?
Feb 1 '08 #2

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Encrypt them for what reason? What is the purpose?
Hi,

My sincere apologies drhowarddrfine but, couldn't follow this up until now. The reason being is that I don't wish the code to be read.
Feb 7 '08 #3

drhowarddrfine
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You are too vague to answer the question. If you want your page to display in anyone's browser but don't want the source to be viewable, that will never happen; forget it. Impossible.

Now James Pickering, who visits this board, has a technique I haven't had time to analyze that is very good at hiding the markup, but if someone still wants it bad enough, it can be had, but it still won't be encrypted.
Feb 7 '08 #4

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. . . if someone still wants it bad enough, it can be had, but it still won't be encrypted.
Thanks for the reply. My concern is about how easy it is for anyone to read a web page content. It is prudent business practice to protect information from anyone with malicious intent and potential competitors, as this project is for a small home based business. However, after searching the web and studying the issue closer, I understood how web pages are encrypted and that the encryption can be deciphered.
Feb 7 '08 #5

drhowarddrfine
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That post gives slightly more information as to the direction you are looking. Encrypting web page content cannot happen because the browser needs to read the content in order to display the page. If you want to encrypt content for sending sensitive information, such as credit card numbers, then this can be done because that data is not displayed outside of the browser that it is entered on.

If you were thinking of encrypting the html/css/javascript sent from your server to a user and expecting that to be displayed, that won't happen unless the user installs an application or browser extension to de-encrypt it.
Feb 7 '08 #6

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