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Preventing direct access to images... or something...?
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[eluser]crikey[/eluser]
Thank you for all who posted a suggestion to help me out here.

@Jim: the idea of storing the images outside of the web root seems pretty obvious actually, and might work for my purposes. I'm not worried about people harvesting images that are "public" (ie that anyone can see). The point is mainly to keep "private" flagged images from being accessed by anyone other than the user that uploaded them.

I guess it raises the issue though of serving the public/private images as part of an HTML page (in this case the image content itself wouldn't be output, rather a link to it, as in
Code:
<img src=... />
This is what would happen when displaying search results (which would show some data for each item and an image thumbnail).

Maybe this is where rogierb's solution might be more applicable?

Thanks again for your contributions.


Messages In This Thread
Preventing direct access to images... or something...? - by El Forum - 09-04-2007, 09:05 PM
Preventing direct access to images... or something...? - by El Forum - 09-04-2007, 10:31 PM
Preventing direct access to images... or something...? - by El Forum - 09-04-2007, 10:47 PM
Preventing direct access to images... or something...? - by El Forum - 09-04-2007, 10:52 PM
Preventing direct access to images... or something...? - by El Forum - 09-04-2007, 11:38 PM
Preventing direct access to images... or something...? - by El Forum - 09-05-2007, 01:20 AM
Preventing direct access to images... or something...? - by El Forum - 09-05-2007, 01:48 AM
Preventing direct access to images... or something...? - by El Forum - 09-05-2007, 02:02 AM
Preventing direct access to images... or something...? - by El Forum - 09-05-2007, 04:53 AM
Preventing direct access to images... or something...? - by El Forum - 09-05-2007, 05:52 AM
Preventing direct access to images... or something...? - by El Forum - 09-05-2007, 06:11 PM
Preventing direct access to images... or something...? - by El Forum - 09-05-2007, 07:35 PM
Preventing direct access to images... or something...? - by El Forum - 09-05-2007, 08:08 PM
Preventing direct access to images... or something...? - by El Forum - 10-16-2007, 01:45 PM



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