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Re: Hiding email addresses in an accessible way

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 14:07:57 -0400 (EDT)
To: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.BSO.4.53.0308181405040.3274@mail.veldt.ca>

> Does anyone have any way of hiding email addresses from spidering that
> doesn't use javascript?

Does someone have convincing evidence that the use of JavaScript for such
a trivial task constitutes any form of accessibility barrier whatsoever in

What is the complete list of "user agents" in widespread deployment that
cannot understand that kind of rudimentary JavaScript? How many people use

Where is the evidence that anyone other than a few privacy freaks and
Slashdot-reading Linux nerds turn JavaScript off? How many of them are

Why are people still clinging to the myth that JavaScript and
inaccessibility are one and the same thing?


  Joe Clark  |  joeclark@joeclark.org
  Author, _Building Accessible Websites_
  <http://joeclark.org/access/> | <http://joeclark.org/book/>
Received on Monday, 18 August 2003 14:08:48 UTC

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