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Re: Comments on draft-fielding-uri-rfc2396bis-07

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 11:35:01 +0900
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To: Mike Brown <mike@skew.org>, uri <uri@w3.org>

At 04:36 04/11/06, Mike Brown wrote:

 >It should be noted that in response to email harvesting, savvy HTML authors
 >and especially those who publish arbitrary email addresses have, in recent
 >years taken to obfuscating email addresses by various means, including the
 >replacement of "@" with "%40" in mailto URIs, "@" with "&#64;" or " (at) " in
 >character data. This method works surprisingly well, according to research
 >(harvesters generally only look for raw "@"), and is therefore unlikely to
 >fall out of favor anytime soon.

Great to know. But I guess the spammers will catch up sooner rather than
later.

 >In any update of the mailto scheme specification, I would hope that this
 >practice is taken into consideration.

Noted.

Regards,    Martin. 
Received on Wednesday, 10 November 2004 02:36:19 GMT

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