A quick blog post to show the silliness behind hidden fields.
I’m as privacy conscious as the next guy (OK, maybe a tad bit more) and was skeptical about providing all this personal data just to see the report. So, I looked at the source of the page:
Hmm. So according to this, when I submit all my personal information (because I want to read the report), the page will send it off to Salesforce.com (top red box). Well THAT can’t be good. But wait….in the bottom green box it states that the form has a hidden field to redirect my browser to a download page after submission. Hmm. That is where I wanted to go in the first place. So, I pasted it in my browser and saw: