-----Original Message-----
From: Ashley Sheridan [mailto:a...@ashleysheridan.co.uk] 
Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 10:52 AM
To: Dotan Cohen
Cc: HallMarc Websites; David Mehler; php-general
Subject: Re: [PHP] protecting email addresses on a web site

On Mon, 2010-06-14 at 17:50 +0300, Dotan Cohen wrote:

> On 14 June 2010 15:36, HallMarc Websites <sa...@hallmarcwebsites.com>
> > Another is a CSS solution where you type the email address backwards and
> > then use the CSS style declaration:
> > style="direction: rtl; unicode-bidi: bidi-override;"
> >
> How does that work with screen readers? How about copy-paste?

I don't think there's an accessible way of doing this. Anything that
allows a screen reader to speak the email address would also be
susceptible to spammers email scrapers.


Copy-n-paste just gives you the email address backwards; screen readers,
because we are using logical ordering and it is stored in memory the way we
expect to read it, will read it correctly. 

I was not aware that email harvesters used screen readers. Do you have some
documentation I could read to get up to speed on this?

Marc Hall
HallMarc Websites
So many spammers, so few bullets... 

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