are you using this inside an input field?
in that case you're probably looking for type="hidden"
Let me explain:
I have a php file where I have the html and php, mysql codes, in order for the consultants to add data into data base. All consultants have diferent logins.
All consultants with a different logins can list all titules and the names of the consultants that have every product.
Bu only the consultant "owner" of his product can open the form to see or alter the contents 8descriptiosn, etc).
If any other try to open supose NOT TO OPEN in not to SEE the contents.
I only managed to make that he cannot change contens, bu it is not enouhg.
I hope that now I explain better the situation