I've seen it before, but not sure if it's a CF thing or not, which accomplishes this:
Is there a way to display only the domain (www.MySite.com) and not the information to the right (such as ?id=2, or %20)?
to display as
no matter which page you're on...
NOT in a normal HTTP website unless you care to tackle the W3C and have them change the HTTP standard.
IF you care to create your website in Flex|Flash|Air, you could create a singe user interface that is accessed from a single url but changes it's pages.
I guess you could create a single page that can display a wide range of content based on HTTP post (aka form) requests. But I sure would not want to maintain such a monster.
Oh, and I also suspect search engine crawlers won't index your site if you managed to get it working. They'll see the single URL and go "right, I've already indexed that", and move on. So only your homepage would ever get indexed.
Well, for reasons that involve the fact that my site will be accessed by students in public, public school and college libraries, who may not sign out of the site, of course, there's the page expiration, etc.. Most all pages will have something pertinent to an individual account. Very few pages will have content which will be "public". Those pages would be fine for indexing, but hardly worth the time to establish both a secure url (domain only) and unsecure. Try logging onto Amway.com (multi billion-dollar, fortune 500 company) or any of the huge websites....
I think you might be confusing your terms, or at least not articulating your requirement very well.
What has having a secure site (which is done via SSL and HTTPS, and has nothing to do with what's displayed in the address bar) got to do with only showing the domain in the address bar?
And I don't get what I'm supposed to be seeing on the Amway site. Its URLs present exactly like any other website's do: protocol, domain, path & query string (where appropriate).
Websites work by having a client establish a connect to the domain, via a protocol, and having the client request a document (the path in the URL), with optional parameters. But the parameters are the only bits that are optional, unless you only have a single page on your website. How would you expect a hyperlink to another page on your site to work if you don't actually tell it which page you want?
Looking back on this post, Adam, I am realizing that framed websites have a tendency not to reflect (in the address bar) one frame targeting another frame, in the same frameset. My personal website url http://www.BenoitSystems.com/family/doug/ stays the same (in the address bar) when I click a menu item, and the target frame opens the requested webpage. The url doesn't change. I guess I answered my own question at some point, without realizing it. But I see what you mean, because /family/doug/ reflects the more specific pathway...at least to the subsequent frameset after my splash page (currently not working).