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.)

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