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Re: reCAPTCHA implementation problems

From: Ben Maurer <bmaurer@andrew.cmu.edu>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 09:57:53 -0700 (PDT)
To: Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
cc: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@ieee.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org, Colin McMillen <mcmillen@cs.cmu.edu>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64-044.0707160953510.25097@unix32.andrew.cmu.edu>


On Mon, 16 Jul 2007, Gez Lemon wrote:
> It would fail visually when CSS is available, but images are disabled
> (for example, to save bandwidth for dial-up users or people who pay by
> the byte for downloads).

Well, if they disable images, they're screwed with CAPTCHAs anyways -- 
they won't be able to see the images. A blind, dialup user trying to save 
bandwidth would still be able to use the CAPTCHA because they'd see the 
psudo-alt text.

Received on Monday, 16 July 2007 16:58:01 UTC

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