[thelist] Captcha??

Matt Warden mwarden at gmail.com
Thu Nov 9 12:29:34 CST 2006

On 11/9/06, Brooking, John <John.Brooking at sappi.com> wrote:
> But is there any test that could be given that NO ONE (human) would have
> any trouble with? If not, then there needs to be awareness of what kind
> of test to provide based on your expected audience, and possibly a
> decision tree for coding a test based on something about the client
> browser.

You're trying to combat spam, which is your problem as a site admin.
Your solution to this is to make it the user's problem, by challenging
with a test. If the user cannot pass the test because of a disability,
your user is going to be pissed you might be in hot legal water. The
test serves no functional purpose and keeps users with a particular
disability out.

> A simple example would be that if you can tell the browser
> supports images, assume the person can see and give an image test.

Bad assumption. There is little or no correlation between whether the
user agent supports images and whether the user has a visual

Matt Warden
Cleveland, OH, USA

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