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Hi

i want to disable from showing my file name in the address bar and the status bar.

for example

www.yahoo.com/rama/myfile.php3

I want in the address bar to show only

www.yahoo.com/rama/

I don't want to use frames!

Thanks for your help in advance
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From what I know the only way you can do that is by using frames.

You could do it by having every request on your web site go through a central PHP script, but that still wouldn't be perfect.

Why do you want to do this anyway? :oP

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The solution is to use the mod_rewrite module.
http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/mod/mod_rewrite.html

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Or if it's only one script, you could call it index.php3 or something like that and make Apache or whatever your webserver is accept index.php3 as a valid index page (such as index.html, index.htm, etc.)
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To hide the status bar entry (I assume you have a link that can be clicked on), you can use ...

<a href="/rama/myfile.php3" onMouseOver="self.status='Click me to do the thing!';return true" onMouseOut="self.status='You did not click me!';return true">Click me to do the thing!</a>

I agree with jlatour about hiding the link in the address bar.

Some servers will accept a LOT of filenames for the default document (index.htm, index.html, index.php, index.php3, index.php4, default.htm, default.html, etc).

If you want to pass parameters, then /rama/?param=1&param=2 should work, but in some cases the server may miss things out.

Regards,

Richard Quadling.
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Watch out for the quotes in the <a> tag.

href, onMouseOver and onMouseOut start with double quotes "

self.status uses single quotes '

You cannot include single or double quotes in the string without escaping them.

When you do, some browsers will show the escape character in the hint, others do not.

Regards,

Richard Quadling.
Richard QuadlingSenior Software Developer
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Using a frameset to completely cover the page is actually a good idea as long as you remember to target all of the links.

Regards,

Richard Quadling.
Richard QuadlingSenior Software Developer
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A frameset with 1 frame in will do the job pretty well.

This is used by a LOT of sites (mainly ones that shouldn't be mentioned in front of grannies and children, ahem!).

Regards,

Richard Quadling.
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mod_rewrite might work as I said
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