HTML 4.0: Read-only stops others from copying your stuff?
Posted on 1997-07-17
HTML 4.0 specification
I know that that it enables us to have read-only objects. But, I would like to know, does it stop others from downloading images from your site?
This is what I heard from a mailing list:-
> > > > > The coming HTML 4.0 version enables you to mark your files as
> > > "Read-Only"
> > > > > so people won't be able to "grab" your files; however, 3.2
> > > > support
> > > > > that feature and which means you gotta "let it be" for the time
> > being.
However, as I see it, readonly means prevent the files from being modified. Since it can be read, it can be copied, aint it? For example, in the Windows 95 environment, when a file is readonly, it can still be copied to another location, isn't it? So, how actually does it prevent others from grabbing your files?
Thus, I would like to know, does it really prevent others from grabbing your files? Please kindly give your comments. Thank you.