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Re: CAPTCHA alternatives/pitfalls

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 01:43:43 +0000
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, public-html-a11y@w3.org
Message-Id: <20100319014033.M61872@hicom.net>
aloha, leif!

so, is it no longer politically incorrect to say that english is the
lingua franca of the web / web based technologies? (wink)

i think that JohnF hit the nail on the head when he pointed out the 
advantages of universal password solutions such as those that allow
you to verify yourself by logging into a service such as twitter or
facebook or by using OpenID type solutions, if not OpenID itself...

the alternative to CAPTCHA type challanges is verification of humaness 
which transpires under-the-hood, in the background, after an initial 
challange (such as a specific userID and password combination)

gregory.
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