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Re: [Repo-criteria-discuss] SourceForge requiring JS CAPTCHA to confirm

From: Eric Wong
Subject: Re: [Repo-criteria-discuss] SourceForge requiring JS CAPTCHA to confirm existing subscriptions
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:02:23 +0000

Mike Gerwitz <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 07:53:02 +0300, Sergey Matveev wrote:
> > From: Brad BizX <address@hidden>
> > Subject: [forge:site-support] #15235 JS required for maillist subscriptions 
> > confirmation
> > Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2017 23:14:34 +0000 (3 days, 5 hours, 1 minute ago)
> > To: "[forge:site-support] " <address@hidden>
> >
> > - **status**: unread --> closed
> > - **private**: No --> Yes
> > - **Comment**:
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > SourceForge does not require Javascript, however our CAPTCHA provider,
> > ReCAPTCHA does. At this time, if your current every day browser doesn't
> > support or have Javascript turned on we recommend using another browser that
> > does. It is required as of now, as Google requires it and there is nothing
> > we can do to prevent that.

Sergey: thanks for the following even if their response is

> ReCAPTCHA works just fine without JavaScript---I answer a number of
> CloudFlare CAPTCHAs a day, which uses ReCAPTCHA, all with JS
> disabled.  It serves a static image in an iframe and you have to
> copy/paste a code into a textarea outside of the iframe.

The problem is that still requires a GUI.  For SoX (a
command-line application); requiring a GUI isn't acceptable,
as there's blind users on the list.

Getting the audio CAPTCHAs to work on lynx or w3m wouldn't be
trivial, either.

> With that said, I _have_ seen websites implement it in such a way that
> it does _not_ work with JS disabled (e.g. for registration forms).  I
> wouldn't know what the difference is; I simply don't use those websites.

Yes, I generally avoid registering for websites, too.

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