anyone know how to cloak/mask a url? ive seen it on webpages and free redriction services before...but i dont know how to do it server side - do u use htaccess???? im totally clueless....
thanks for any help in advance
Normally it's done using a frameset, so the top-level frameset is in the domain that appears in the address bar, and the only frame loads a page from the actual source. For example (this would go in the index page for the cloaking domain):
PeOfEo does to some extent have a point, but I can see that some people would rather have a domain/subdomain URL only than some convoluted path. Perhaps you could offer the option of redirection as well as cloaking, to satisy us pedantic anti-frames developers.
"If youíre not using valid HTML, then you havenít created a Web page. You may have created something else, but it isnít a Web page." - Joe Clark
Originally posted by akadis well because as an imature and lame begining web-developer i am thinking of creating one of those subdomain redirection sites
Well guve the user an option about weather to mask or not because url masking can cause errors in some client and server side scripts. For some reason it was interfearing with a few of my forms one time for example.
it's not that bad of an idea.. the feature could be used to do some really good things for people that want to just make a really well organized and professional looking website. well that's what i'd like to use this feature for. i dont want to do any trickery. but i do see how it could be used for some real evil as well.