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Re: reCAPTCHA implementation problems

From: Ben Maurer <bmaurer@andrew.cmu.edu>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 10:26:05 -0700 (PDT)
To: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
cc: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>, "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, wai-xtech@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64-044.0707131012010.5073@unix35.andrew.cmu.edu>


On Fri, 13 Jul 2007, David Poehlman wrote:

> Hi Ben and all,
> First, I'm taking a more detailed pass at this especially after reflecting
> on posts after mine.  I was not able to tab to the links as I had originally
> stated but had to use the virtual cursor to get to them.  I was finally abel
> to listen to the audio and get 7 out of the 8 numbers.

We grade based on 7-of-8 for right now. We're still tweaking the security 
vs. ease-of-use (as well as seeing if we can get both with better 

> The audio played in
> the browser but took a bit of time to load.

I'm not sure what I can do about that.

>  I had no way of repeating the audio.

Ok, we should look into fixing this. I had a

>  When submitted, I got a puzzling response though because I was told
> that I'd digitized 1 word.  should this be true for the audio as well?  I
> love the concept behind this.

For audio, it doesn't help right now. We'll fix this bug (it's a low 
priority though, obviously a cosmetic issue. We're going to focus time on 
making the widget accessible).

> links could be clearer as is exemplified by the snapshot of the rendering
> below.  I don't think we need the word red.
> Type the two words:
> red/refresh
> red/audio
> red/help
> Submit

Those are the names of the files, not alt tags. We put alt tags in 
ourselves, I wonder why they're not rendering. One issue is that we do 
something like this:

$("recaptcha_area").innerHTML = "templte code"

$("image1").alt = "my alt text";

we do it like this so that we can do i18n. Is this not being picked up?

> By messy, It appears as though there is a problem with the error out put in
> that it reads success at the same time as failure.
> Here is the rendering:
> Wrong!
> You've digitized 1 word.

The "you've digitized one owrd" is cumulative. Is that what is confusing.

Keep in mind, this page is a demo. We're mostly worried about the widget 
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