Why is it, that on quite a few websites email addresses are written like this
instead of like this?
I could see that one might do it, to avoid bots collecting the addresses for spamlists, but, oftentimes that address is also a
mailto: link, in which, as most of you probably know, email addresses are written with the
@ in there, as opposed to
My point being: those bots are most likely (or at least I'd implement it that way) implemented to parse the sourcecode of the page directly, instead of a rendered version of it, right? They'll find the email address anyway.
To help understand my question, this is the website that triggered me wondering about it again: http://www.feggwatt.ch/neu/index.php It's right at the very bottom on the right side, where they put their own email address.