Capturing Content

Handling Sensitive Data

Depending on the content of your site, there may be areas that display confidential information such as credit card details, or personal information. The Smartling Whiteout class (sl_whiteout) allows you to prevent the capture of sensitive date by the Global Delivery Network (GDN) and the display to linguists working with in the Smartling dashboard. You will still be able to display this content to end-users visiting your translated site.

Content within the Whiteout class is not stored anywhere in Smartling’s infrastructure.

Applying "sl_whiteout" to your site

If your site contains sensitive data, you can add the "sl_whiteout" class to your source code to ensure this data is handled properly.

In the following code:


Translators will see the following context when working in Smartling:


However, if you add the "sl_whiteout" class to your code:


Translators will see the obscured content inside the whiteout class instead, and it will not appear on the string they are working on:


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