[Smaug] CMS strengths/weaknesses

Anthony Ettinger apwebdesign at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 10 15:04:04 PST 2005

--- Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:

> Quoting Anthony Ettinger (apwebdesign at yahoo.com):
> > I would say a usable captcha is less of a hurdle
> then
> > account creation. And the accessbiility can be
> > overcome by providing an audio clip. There must be
> a
> > GPL plugin that does this already, it's a pretty
> > common request.
> Yes, that can be done.
> Of course, you can end up in a tug-of-war with
> anonymous human
> site-defacers or saboteurs, but it could be worth
> trying.

If there's an already written script we should add it
to wiki (which one if we choose wiki probably has it
already as an option). My curent wiki doesn't get much
participation, except the automated spammers. So
without it, don't even bother using wiki.

The only inaccessibleness I can think of is if the
browser doesn't support audio either (not sure how
this would work in Lynx, since it doesn't support
images or audio).

My guess is the audio file can be saved locally by
clicking on it in Lynx and then manually playing it. A
bit of a hurdle, but if you're using lynx, it's
probably not an issue :)

Anthony Ettinger
ph: (408) 656-2473
web: http://www.apwebdesign.com

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