[uf-discuss] hCard question
gazza at garyjones.co.uk
Wed Sep 20 23:24:26 PDT 2006
David Janes mumbled the following on 21/09/2006 00:52:
> I'm seeing this:
> <span class="email"><span class="spamprevention
> username">kwilson</span>@<span class="spamprevention
> in a vCard . Good. No good? I'm guessing the latter.
while splitting the e-mail address into parts is not part of the uf as I
understand it, I can understand why this has been done, as it does, IME,
greatly reduce spam.
I once displayed an email address webmaster@ so that the w was big and bold:
<span class="bigandbold">W</span>ebmaster at ...
When the junk mail arrived, the to: only contained ebmaster at . Clearly
the spam harvesters were looking for the @ sign, then cropping up to the
nearest HTML delimter. Following on from this, using:
means they would only harvest the @ sign. Using the kwilson example
you've given is just 1 step further forward on from that, using the same
idea, but making the markup more semantic. I have to say, I've seen this
example before, and I do employ this method on some of my sites.
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