The problem with standards, is that they become standard. Then they
get incorporated into email ripping engines as standards.


On Tue, 27 Jul 2004 11:09:42 +0800, Johnson Lam <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Jul 2004 18:09:02 -0500, you wrote:
> 
> Hi Jim,
> 
> >I see that you've edited the html files you linked to ... they are now
> >completely broken for email addresses.
> 
> At the very beginning, say 8 years before the Internet still quiet
> healthy and no need to mask the email address, but now things going to
> the worse direction and never return.
> 
> I know US made a law to fight SPAM and someone arrested already, but
> too bad this WON'T happen in other countries such as CHINA.
> 
> >I personally _hate_ that method of "hiding" email addresses.  If you
> >want to hide the email address, don't include a "mailto:"; link.  You've
> >made these "mailto:"; links, but replaced "@" with "(^^)" in the same
> >Eric Auer style - so they are broken now.  That's stupid, IMO.
> 
> I don't like this. But I've to let the other know how to contact me,
> and those crazy ripping engine is working as good as they want.
> 
> You think that's stupid, so do I. But we become a victim that keep
> receiving SPAM and junk mail, most of them even meaningless!
> 
> >If you don't want the email addresses visible, you should turn them into
> >plain text.  For example, not:
> 
> I think your way is better, no "mailto:";, just plain text.
> Not convenient but at least work.
> 
> >You could additionally replace the "@" with the ascii code for it, as
> >Eric sometimes does.  A spam email harvester cannot distinguish the
> >above email address(es) from any other html text on the page.  Yet a
> >user will know they are email addresses, and can copy/paste the address
> >into their email.
> 
> We have to discuss and finalize a "informal standard" way of email.
> It's better than everyone decide their own way and creating multiple
> standards, bringing up more trouble.
> 
> Rgds,
> Johnson.
> 
> 
> 
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