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Re: cd vendor page and spam; javascript

"Lester Vecsey" <lvecsey@nyc.rr.com>

> [...] however by scrambling the email addresses behind 
> a javascript function it will be more difficult for them to burn current 
> addresses to cd going forward, thus an eventual reduction in spam, for 
> debian/hurd vendors.

Thanks for the suggestion. I don't think it's suitable yet.

It would also make it more difficult for users who do not allow
the debian web pages to execute programs on their computers,
whether for security reasons or because they are using an
assisted access browser which doesn't support scripting. I
don't believe we should let reacting to spammers hurt our users
like that. Can your suggestion be developed to cope with that?

Please see "Guideline 6.  Ensure that pages featuring new technologies
transform gracefully" from the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines at

> [...] Going a step 
> further, the actual vendor names, cd types, and other details can be placed 
> into an array and then just iterated through to generate the vendor list 
> page.

If you look at the wml source code, I think that already happens
at build time.  See http://www.fr.debian.org/devel/website/ and

Best wishes,
MJ Ray - personal email, see http://mjr.towers.org.uk/email.html
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