[thelist] spambot & javascript

Randy Pearson randyp at cycla.com
Tue Sep 23 08:52:15 CDT 2003

>> What's to stop the spamboot actually being a "browser", i.e. actually 
running the javascript and seeing the rendered page?

Nothing. It's just a current "accepted fact" that they don't. Or at least
most of them don't. I think there is little doubt that this will soon
change. It's the classic "white hats vs. black hats" situation. We're
currently on round m of n, where n tends to infinity...

-- Randy

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