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Re: captchas in dpub?

From: Brady Duga <duga@google.com>
Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2015 23:01:35 +0000
Message-ID: <CAH_p_eWf0M_X=cP=JU=qDcZu+2V9cZRSArM=t5iPTSDusc85Sg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Matt Garrish <matt.garrish@bell.net>, Nick Ruffilo <nickruffilo@gmail.com>, Deborah Kaplan <dkaplan@safaribooksonline.com>
Cc: W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
This is a very broad question. I could imagine a use of a CAPTCHA-like
system that might be used as a distributed text recognition tool where
standard OCR failed to recognize the scanned text. That might then be
applied to a large-scale book or newsprint scanning project with clear
applicability to digital publishing. On second thought, that sounds like a
crazy idea - never mind! [1]

Or did you mean CAPTCHAs in ebooks themselves? I assume if epub-web takes
off then they would be no more or less likely to appear in an ebook than
they would on a web page.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReCAPTCHA

On Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 3:49 PM Matt Garrish <matt.garrish@bell.net> wrote:

>   Isn’t there a reasonable expectation that they might occur anywhere a
> form submission from an ebook could occur?
> I’m not aware of anyone using them, but without reliable scripting
> support, or support for network access, that’s not really surprising. If
> both those conditions become true(r), I can’t see why they wouldn’t
> inevitably start to appear.
> I wouldn’t discount their occurrence, at any rate, but I wouldn’t see them
> as a pressing concern at this time, either.
> Matt
>  *From:* Nick Ruffilo <nickruffilo@gmail.com>
> *Sent:* Friday, April 03, 2015 12:15 PM
> *To:* Deborah Kaplan <dkaplan@safaribooksonline.com>
> *Cc:* W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
> *Subject:* Re: captchas in dpub?
>  While this is clearly not something in use today, I can imagine CAPTCHA
> being a really good encryption breaker-preventer.  Imagine if every time
> you wanted to attempt to put in a password/passkey to decrypt you had to do
> a CAPTCHA - this would essentially stop brute-force attempting.
> Personally I know that there is no way to truly stop hacking/cracking, so
> even the method above wouldn't fully prevent things.  But, it's an
> interesting use case that would at least make a good buzz-word (Only people
> will be able to read your content) yet it's letting non-people read that
> will create wonderful new business models we haven't yet thought of.
> -Nick
> On Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 11:56 AM, Deborah Kaplan <
> dkaplan@safaribooksonline.com> wrote:
>>  The accessibility task force was wondering about the applicability of
>> CAPTCHA to digital publishing, and none of us could come up with use cases
>> for CAPTCHAs in digital publishing. As accessibility folks, of course, we
>> all want to say that CAPTCHAs are totally irrelevant to digital publishing
>> because nobody is using them. :)
>> Realistically, however, do any of you know of any real life or potential
>> reasonable use cases for captcha in digital publishing?
>>  Deborah
>> --
>> Deborah Kaplan
>> Support Engineer
>> Safari
>> safaribooksonline.com
>> office: 617.235.5840
>> 33 Farnsworth Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02210
> --
>  - Nick Ruffilo
> @NickRuffilo
> http://Aerbook.com
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