[thelist] hidden form field anti-spam tool?

ben morrison morrison.ben at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 08:03:04 CDT 2007

On 4/18/07, Joel D Canfield <joel at streamliine.com> wrote:
> just read this in a comment at jzeldman's blog:
>     "hidden form fields are (currently) an excellent means of getting rid of most spam. The trick is to put a text input field on the form, and then use CSS to hide it. Human readers will not see it, but spam bots will. Thus you can safely discard any message that fills in the field."
> what's the downside?
> joel

Potential downsides would be screen readers (depending on how it was
hidden) and users with CSS disabled.

Ben Morrison

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