Message-Id: <199802120938.BAA24192@shell4.ba.best.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 01:38:44 -0800 (PST) From: MegaZone <email@example.com> Subject: Re: LinkType MADE (fwd) Once upon a time Benjamin Franz shaped the electrons to say... >Possibly because both 'made' and 'owner' have been so extensively strip >mined by web crawling spambots that even people who *used* to use them now >deliberately omit them to reduce their junk mail load. I *NEVER* expose an I don't. We've used them on the Livingston site for years and that address hardly ever gets spammed, so I don't see it is a major problem. I also use it on other sites I run and the same thing. What I like to do is setup a dedicated address - my favorite is 'spider@' just because I like it better than 'webmaster' and I don't have to deal with silly gender questions - and a box for that address. You could even use a special address just in the LINK header, different than one you put on the page say, and then you'd know exactly who was scoping for the address. But I still say use it - some browsers do the right thing and support it, and using it and asking MS and NS to do it might finally get them to support something so bloody basic. >intelligent with it. Last time I checked, even Lynx couldn't handle >anything except mailto: for the HREF - handling http: would be much Lynx handles any URL types now from what I've seen. -MZ -- <URL:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> Gweep, author, webmaster, human being, me <URL:mailto:email@example.com> H:510-527-0944 W:800-458-9966 510-426-0770 <URL:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> <URL:http://www.megazone.org/> Hail Discordia!