[thelist] mailto links & Outlook subjects

Jono ox4dboy at comcast.net
Mon Dec 20 10:27:54 CST 2004

On Dec 18, 2004, at 12:00 AM, M. Seyon wrote:

>> Now, whether mailto: links with query strings are to be recommended 
>> is another story...!
> *cough* *cough*
> -marc

I have changed direction with the email links I originally asked about. 
  So, here's some cough medicine that I am prescribing:

<script language="javascript" src="../../../js/email.js"></script>

And for the link:
<script>mail("nameBefore at here","domainHere","0","?subject=email subject 

I found this solution here:  http://www.bronze-age.com/nospam/
This technique is supposed to slip past Harvesters.  I am not sure how 
true that is, but it is way better than mailto:.  It does rely on 
Javascript, but in my situation the client did not even want their 
email address linked (to avoid SPAM bots/harvesters) so with Javascript 
off/disabled it will could be just plain text, BUT I think I will need 
to add <noscript> to the link for those non-js-having users.

I think I could add something like:
<noscript><p>name at domain.com</p></noscript> after the 
<script>...</script>, but from what I understand, harvesters will see 
the "@" and suck the address up, even though it is plain text.  Any 
input on this new direction would be appreciated.


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