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denying access to CSS?
Could I use .htaccess?

 5:57 pm on Aug 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi all,

if my css files are in /css/ could I deny users access to this dir but allow the webserver?

How can I protect CSS?




 6:05 pm on Aug 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Its the user's browser that requests the CSS file, not the webserver.


 6:06 pm on Aug 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Uh, if I understand what you are asking correctly, no.

A visitor to your site needs to be able to download the source of all of the relevant files in order to render your the pages, including html, javascript, css, etc.

You can use .htaccess to prevent hotlinking to your css files, however.


 6:09 pm on Aug 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hmmm.. Clearly didnt think this one through, as a php guy, I should damn well know who requests the css files... Sorry chaps..


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