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    Is it possible to obscure variables in a form's source for security reasons?

    Asked by Salesfinance on December 01, 2016 at 05:33 PM

    I would like to create a form where a customer can enter their name, and based on their text input, different sections or questions appear.  That appears to be possible, but my issue is that I don't want public access to my client list.  This makes a drop-down or radio box out of the question and when I tried it using conditional text input, I discovered that I could simply right-click and "View Source" and still see the conditions in plain text.  

    Is there any way around that? 

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    Answered by jonathan on December 01, 2016 at 10:10 PM

    The form's source code is indeed in plain text only. So for someone with basic knowledge of reading and understanding html/javascript codes, it will be easy to view the source.

    The closest workaround to this is using obfuscation.

    But you will have host the form or embedded it on website for the obfuscation to work.  It will not be possible if you are only using the URL/link of the form.

    Hope this help. Let us know if you need further assistance.