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From Erik Price <>
Subject Re: Question about options
Date Fri, 07 Feb 2003 17:08:22 GMT

It can also be done (unreliably) with JavaScript/frames.  I would never 
use this approach, but the idea is similar to what some domain name 
registrars use for what is called "stealth forwarding" (giving the 
appearance of mapping one URL to another without a true IP mapping).

The trick is simply to create a frameset with one giant frame occupying 
the entire window.  You simply have all of the action happening in the 
frame (where the URL is not displayed), and use JavaScript to change the 
value of the browser's actual URL.

This doesn't truly hide the querystring since any competent user can 
view the source code or disable the frames, but it might achieve the 
effect you want.


Shapira, Yoav wrote:
> Howdy,
> If you want to do this at all, you will definitely need Apache.  I'm not
> even sure you could do it with Apache with 100% success.  You will need
> to do a lot of rewriting and some other rules, maybe converting GET
> requests to POSTs with the query string parsed into form parameters or
> something like that.
> This type of request is against the spirit of the HTTP protocol in some
> ways ;)  What is your design goal?  If you share some more details
> perhaps people can help you arrive at the same goal via a better way...
> Yoav Shapira
> Millennium ChemInformatics
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Luc Foisy []
>>Sent: Friday, February 07, 2003 9:11 AM
>>To: Tomcat User List (E-mail)
>>Subject: Question about options
>>What needs to be configured to hide the query string in the address
> bar?
>>Will this require Apache to do?
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