Security? [Re: Why is this Symbol in the front of your website. A humble request.]

Joshua Isom jrisom at
Sat Feb 25 16:25:47 UTC 2012

On 2/25/2012 7:11 AM, C. P. Ghost wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 12:28 PM, Daniel Feenberg<feenberg at>  wrote:
>> An email address can be hidden from bots without violating section 508, for
>> instance:
>>   feenberg is at nber dot org
>> or some variant won't be picked up by a robot.
> Most bots use some rather sophisticated regexp pattern
> matching nowadays, including some primitive JavaScript
> parsing to defeat the most popular JS-based obfuscations.
> This one is very, very obvious and among the easiest ones
> (including the "is" variation). You couldn't hide from them
> this way.
> -cpghost.

What happens if the person going to the website doesn't speak any 
english and uses a translating service?  The username or domain name 
could be mangled to something different.

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