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RE: 48-Hour Call for Consensus (CfC): Publish CAPTCHA Errata Update

From: Scott Hollier <scott@hollier.info>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 23:49:53 +0000
To: "Janina Sajka (janina@rednote.net)" <janina@rednote.net>, Accessible Platform Architectures Administration <public-apa-admin@w3.org>
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To Janina 

+1 from me. Thanks for making the update. 


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-----Original Message-----
From: Janina Sajka (janina@rednote.net) <janina@rednote.net> 
Sent: Friday, 1 November 2019 1:26 AM
To: Accessible Platform Architectures Administration <public-apa-admin@w3.org>
Subject: 48-Hour Call for Consensus (CfC): Publish CAPTCHA Errata Update


This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to the Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group proposing the publication of an errata update to our CAPTCHA Note:



Following the publication of our Note we were made aware of an error of fact in one sentence near the end of Sec. 2.1.2: Sound Output.


The problem and proposed resolution is documented here:


Our Research Questions Task Force (RQTF) has examined the issue and recommends the resolution proposed in this CfC as logged here:


The sentence to be corrected is contained in the following paragraph.
Our proposed edit is included and marked by double brackets -- [[ ]]

"Unfortunately, non English audio CAPTCHAs appear to be very rare indeed.  [[As of this writing,]] we are aware of only one [[stand-alone]] multilingual CAPTCHA solution provider with support for a significant number of the world's languages."

Our proposal is to simply update the published Note without fanfare or public announcement of any kind. This is proposed as a simple erratum update.

***Action to Take***

This CfC is now open for objection, comment, as well as statements of support via email. Silence will be interpreted as support, though messages of support are certainly welcome.

If you object to this proposed action, or have comments concerning this proposal, please respond by replying on list to this message no later than 23:59 (Midnight) Boston Time, Tuesday 5 November.

NOTE: This Call for Consensus is being conducted in accordance with the APA Decision Policy published at:




Janina Sajka

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Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
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