[LINK] Putting "no spam" warnings on websites
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Thu Apr 22 17:02:35 EST 2004
At 13:45 22/04/2004 +1000, Howard Lowndes wrote:
>On Thu, 2004-04-22 at 07:59, Miller, Avi wrote:
> > > The way to achieve this is to display an address as an image.
> > > Humans will see it but text-scanning bots will not.
> > Some humans will see it. Other humans with visual difficulties may not
> see it. While this solution is probably the most spambot-unfriendly, its
> also probably one of the most non-accessible. You could put the letter
> displayed as the alt text of each image, but that means the email address
> gets spelled out on screen readers. Not quite sure what a braille reader
> would do with that.
And unfortunately the Address Farmers will pick it up anyway! What about
spelling it out in phonetics?
>I also don't put an ALT tag on the graphic because that could be
Oh hang on! We have a new method!
Lets all learn Morse Code again!
>Which is why I link it to a very friendly form.
That seems to be the best way.
>Usability of your system by a user is one thing. Non-usability of your
>(broader) system because of spam from harvested addresses is another.
>Just as with everything else in life - it's a compromise.
The good of the many -vs- the good of the one :)
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