Safe Encode


Tom Jaeger - EE Harbor

3rd Party (Free)

136 downloads (last 90 days)

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 1.x
  • ExpressionEngine 2


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An old extension to bypass the JavaScript-based obfuscation of the {encode=""} variable. No longer under development nor supported.

The Dutch web guidelines do not allow you to use obfuscation to hide email addresses that are published on your site. ExpressionEngine will always use JavaScript to display email addresses when you use the encode=”” syntax. With this extension, you can bypass this behaviour, without having to modify the core typography class.

Whenever you use {encode=”“} in your weblog entries to display email addresses, this extension will generate an accessible link, instead of the JavaScript generated one. There is hardly any obfuscation, except that the . are replaced with . and the @ is replaced with & #64;. This also means the email address is more likely to be picked up by bots and harvesters, so use at your own risk.

If you’re using the encode-tag in your templates, this extension will have no effect. But then again, you could just as well not use the encode-tag there.

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EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download 1.0.0 May 8, 2008
Not Specified Download 2.1.0 Dec 7, 2009

Hooks Used

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  1. typography_parse_type_start

This entry was created October 3, 2008, 10:42 pm.
This entry was last updated January 12, 2021, 10:44 am.

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