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From: Rod Dav4is <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] encyprt email addresses
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2006 15:42:45 -0500
Good question -- because it doesn't prevent harvesting.
As long as there is a link on some page that /is/ spidered, that
link can be followed and the html and content spidered in turn. Whether
the source is engraved on stone, on a HDD somewhere, or clouds in
someone's coffee is immaterial.
Harvest prevention requires the intervention of the target server,
by its requiring a password, as at proprietary data repositories such as
Ancestry.com, or by imposing an expiration time period, as with most
everything at the (very annoying!) U.S. Library of Congress site.
(BTW: The LoC does have a secret way to bookmark /some/ pages, but
the instructions are cleverly hidden and not for the novice. The
instructions for making links to American Memory pages has 12 steps! WOW
does it have to be this difficult?)
Stanier, Alan M wrote:
>And how does that stop the email address being harvested?
>From: Pat Asher [mailto:]
>Sent: 05 February 2006 15:24
>Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] encyprt email addresses
>At 07:01 AM 2/5/2006, Jill Muir wrote:
>>Is there any way to encyprt email addresses written on the Freepages
>>Guestbook? Othere than y vague attempt --
>><tr><td>Email - type in as:- mateatmyispdotcodotuk:: <INPUT TYPE=text
>There is no need to encrypt email addresses entered to the RootsWeb
>They do not exist on a static web page that can be spidered by a bot.
>entries are pulled from a database and displayed on the fly when the
>command is used. Once the browser is closed, the page ceases to exist.
Regards, Rod Dav4is / P.O. Box 118 / Hyde Park, NY 12538 / USA
Genealogy, et Cetera: http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~dav4is/
432 ancestral & collateral families, mostly 17°-19° century
New England & European roots. Total population: 104,000+
"The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."
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