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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Eric Wong <e@80x24.org>
Cc: "Georgios Kontaxis" <geko1702+commits@99rst.org>,
	"Georgios Kontaxis via GitGitGadget" <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>,
	git@vger.kernel.org, "Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason" <avarab@gmail.com>,
	"brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5] gitweb: redacted e-mail addresses feature.
Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 14:04:29 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqqmtu8sd2a.fsf@gitster.g> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210408171648.GA7133@dcvr> (Eric Wong's message of "Thu, 8 Apr 2021 17:16:48 +0000")

Eric Wong <e@80x24.org> writes:

> Georgios Kontaxis <geko1702+commits@99rst.org> wrote:
>> > Georgios Kontaxis via GitGitGadget <gitgitgadget@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> Introduce an 'email-privacy' feature which redacts e-mail addresses
>> >> from the generated HTML content
>> >
>> Eric Wong wrote:
>> > A general reply to the topic: have you considered munging
>> > addresses in a way that is still human readable, but obviously
>> > obfuscated?
>> ...
>> > I also considered Unicode homographs which can look identical
>> > to replacement characters, too; but rejected that idea since
>> > it would cause grief for legitimate users who would not notice
>> > the homograph when pasting into their mail client.
>
> As a data point, none of the homograph@ candidates I posted here
> on Mar 29 have attracted any attempts on my mail server.

That is an interesting observation.  All homograph@ non-addresses,
if a human corrected the funnies in their spelling, would have hit
whoever handles @80x24.org mailboxes.

I take it to mean that as a future direction, replacing <redacted>
with the obfuscated-but-readable-by-humans homographs is a likely
improvement that would help human users while still inconveniencing
the crawlers.  It may however need some provision to prevent casual
end-users from cutting-and-pasting these homographs, as you said in
your original mention of the homograph approach.

But other than that, does the patch look reasonable?

Thanks.

  reply	other threads:[~2021-04-08 21:04 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 41+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-20 23:42 [PATCH] " Georgios Kontaxis via GitGitGadget
2021-03-21  0:42 ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-03-21  1:27   ` brian m. carlson
2021-03-21  3:30   ` Georgios Kontaxis
2021-03-21  3:32 ` [PATCH v2] " Georgios Kontaxis via GitGitGadget
2021-03-21 17:28   ` [PATCH v3] " Georgios Kontaxis via GitGitGadget
2021-03-21 18:26     ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-03-21 18:48       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-03-21 19:48       ` Georgios Kontaxis
2021-03-21 18:42     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-03-21 18:57       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-03-21 19:05         ` Junio C Hamano
2021-03-21 20:07       ` Georgios Kontaxis
2021-03-21 22:17         ` Junio C Hamano
2021-03-21 23:14           ` Georgios Kontaxis
2021-03-22  4:25             ` Junio C Hamano
2021-03-22  6:57     ` [PATCH v4] " Georgios Kontaxis via GitGitGadget
2021-03-22 18:32       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-03-22 18:58         ` Georgios Kontaxis
2021-03-28  1:41           ` Junio C Hamano
2021-03-28 21:43             ` Georgios Kontaxis
2021-03-28 22:35               ` Junio C Hamano
2021-03-23  4:27         ` Georgios Kontaxis
2021-03-27  3:56       ` [PATCH v5] " Georgios Kontaxis via GitGitGadget
2021-03-28 23:26         ` [PATCH v6] " Georgios Kontaxis via GitGitGadget
2021-03-29 20:00           ` Junio C Hamano
2021-03-31 21:14             ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-06  0:56             ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-08 22:43           ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-04-08 22:51             ` Junio C Hamano
2021-03-29  1:47         ` [PATCH v5] " Eric Wong
2021-03-29  3:17           ` Georgios Kontaxis
2021-04-08 17:16             ` Eric Wong
2021-04-08 21:04               ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2021-04-08 21:19                 ` Eric Wong
2021-04-08 22:45                   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-04-08 22:54                     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-03-21  6:00 ` [PATCH] " Junio C Hamano
2021-03-21  6:18   ` Junio C Hamano
2021-03-21  6:43   ` Georgios Kontaxis
2021-03-21 16:55     ` Junio C Hamano

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