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Logging the websites that frame my pages



7:23 pm on Dec 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Do you guys know of technically viable method of logging all the websites that frame (iframe) my pages?



9:12 pm on Dec 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

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You could add a snippet of JavaScript to a page, similar to a frame buster scripts that detects it is being framed and then take action so that it is logged.

Recent thread about Google Images and frame busting [webmasterworld.com...]
and publication about framebusting [webmasterworld.com...] PDF 1,106KB)


2:02 am on Dec 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

Many/Most browsers adhere to this code line like the below, which I add in my headers:

    <meta http-equiv="Window-Target" content="_top" />

For browsers that follow the Window-Target order, it should hopefully break out of the frame.
Easy to try out. Insert the header, and go to a site you have found to frame your stuff.

Best thing... No dependence on JavaScript.


8:09 am on Dec 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

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@ Dijkgraaf. i figured that too, but how do i actually send the info back to my server? Send an email? Can i call a php script from javascript? (Its more of a technical problem...)

@ DeeCee. I believe that in many cases that will result in a blank page being displayed in the iframe (i might be wrong).


8:38 am on Dec 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

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in fact, I could rephrase my question.

what methods are there for sending info from the JavaScript back to the server (sorry if it's a trivial question. i'm not very familiar with javascript)