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Re: Accessible "munging" of e-mail addresses on web sites

From: Lynn Alford <lynn.alford@jcu.edu.au>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 09:18:45 +1000
Message-Id: <5.1.1.6.0.20050214090748.0163bfc0@mail.jcu.edu.au>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

At 03:12 PM 12/02/2005 +1030, Matthew Smith wrote:

>I would be interested in any views on "munging" (disguising) e-mail 
>addresses on web sites to prevent their being harvested by spammers 
>(senders of unsolicited bulk e-mail).


What I have on my site is in a style sheet

.noshow { display: none;}

And on the page is

Send mail <a 
href="mailto:lynn.alford@deletethis.gmail.com">lynn.alford@<span 
class="noshow">deletethis.</span>gmail.com</a>.

I don't know if it is accessible, but the mail harvesters are *not* picking 
it up.  When you see it onscreen it shows without the deletethis.  But the 
mail harvesters must be trying to email deletethis.gmail.com .

Any reports on accessibility of this option are welcome.  the site is 
http://www.pibweb.com

Lynn
Received on Sunday, 13 February 2005 23:18:51 GMT

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