Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: Secure Prevention of Deep Linking
Author: Philip Suh Posted: 8/11/1999; 7:07:04 PM Topic: Deep Linking Msg #: 9364 (In response to 9346) Prev/Next: 9363 / 9365
Jim Flanagan shows how a simple CGI can prevent deep linking. The lawsuits can end now. All they have to do is upgrade their servers.
Unfortunately, his clever CGI also breaks a major part of the web user interface: bookmarking. How annoying would it be if all your bookmarks expired after one hour?
Put another way: do you want to alienate every user of your site just so you can prevent people from linking to you? (Oh that's right--you do! cause you like to sue the people who drive traffic to your site.)
There are responses to this message:
- Re: Secure Prevention of Deep Linking, Dave Winer, 8/11/1999; 7:21:29 PM
- Re: Secure Prevention of Deep Linking, Jeremy Bowers, 8/12/1999; 6:19:51 AM
This page was archived on 6/13/2001; 4:51:50 PM.
© Copyright 1998-2001 UserLand Software, Inc.