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Brad Bice:-
Good technique. Is there a way to still link to working e-mail addresses using mailto: while hiding the address like this? The only drawback to using this is that while an address can be displayed backwards, if I want to link to it I still have to use the actual address in the href="mailto:" portion of the anchor.
(27.02.2004, 14:57)

Daniel Kirwilliam:-
is there some way you could make javascript open a new window with using the correct 'mailto:' address .. all it needs is a function in javascript to reverse the name as well.
(16.04.2004, 11:22)

It is always possible to do this with javascript, but that is not what this site is about. On another site of mine I use the following '' and use javascript to put the @ sign 9 characters from the left after mailto:
(16.04.2004, 13:55)

Not much improvement over image to me. Opera does not reverse address copied to clipboard. :( !yeb
(07.10.2004, 22:41)

Hi everyone,
This is indeed a very good technique. However it can be disturbing for browsers that don't support CSS. My solution is to create a standard email link with the class="antispam" corresponding to the usual {unicode-bidi:bidi-override ; direction :rtl;} .
Within that very link, I insert a span class="nocss" set to {display:none;} so that it only appears to unsupported-CSS browsers. Within that span, I write a small explanation as to why the email looks weird. That partially solves the accessibility concern.
As to the e-mail address, I use a "antispam_address@server.extension" and prefill the message body with a sentence like : don't forget to remove the "antispam_" part of the address. Example can be seen at (sorry for spam !)
I would have another solution to the spam problem : using the <bdo> tag with "dir" attribute set to "rtl". That would achieve exactly the same effect as CSS. However, I do not know if spambots are smart enough to reverse the mail when it is enclosed in a <bdo> tag. In other words, I simply don't know if it's efficient !
(30.10.2004, 17:31)

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