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php authentication question & cloacking

9:24 pm on Aug 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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First question, I have a url: abc.com/members that pops up an authentication window. I cannot use include to redirect using php. Can I pop-up a authentication window with PHP, get the data, then call the URL like this:

include 'http://username:password@abc.com/members' ??

Secondly, is this a simple example of cloaking? A javascript or php redirect to another site, and text in the body of your HTML for the search engine who can't read the javascript or php?


6:27 am on Aug 19, 2002 (gmt 0)


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>>>Can I pop-up an authentication window with PHP, get the data, then call the URL

Yes you can get the info. I don't really see the value of putting the password in the url. That is an extremely unsecure way of dealing with passwords.

and no I would not consider that cloaking. Air posted a great cloaking breakdown here.

Newbie Cloaking Primer [webmasterworld.com]


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