Friday, May 06, 2005


when things bite back

It's always ironic to encounter an example of a solution to a problem inhibiting other solutions to similar problems. Today's encounter is with my old friend pop-up blocking. Pop-up blocking is meant to prevent one's computer from being hijacked by a server. But it can halt all JavaScript, no matter how benign. I'm trying to insert my email address on a website using the common technique of using JavaScript to disguise the email address from robot harvesters. Works fine, unless Google tool bar has pop-up blocking active, then the email address doesn't display. My email address would be safe from spammer, but unseen by spam-wary users who use pop-up blocking.

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