email addresses in clear
jk at ozlabs.org
Sat May 15 21:43:10 EST 2010
> I have one question though: why are email addresses in clear with
> mailto: links accessible to anyone?
I had considered some options for this problem in the early stages of
patchwork, but decided to avoid any type of obfuscation or removal (even if
only for anonymous sessions), because:
1) obfuscation is trivially circumventable;
2) I don't want to make life harder for users of patchwork, even if they're
not logged in;
3) I don't want patchwork messing with the content of patches, and
4) the email addresses shown on patchwork are easily available through other
means (VCS revision history, mailing list archives, etc).
If there's a neat way to handle this, let me know; but I think what patchwork
displays currently is OK.
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