[whatwg] Bot protection
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jan 6 09:35:30 PST 2005
On Mon, 27 Dec 2004, Robert Accettura wrote:
> The one thing I'd *really* like to see is some method to prevent bots,
> but mantain accessibility (something a CAPTCHA doesn't provide). A
> bot=false type of solution doesn't really mean much, since that requires
> the UA to be honest. Were all familiar with blog spam (i'm being
> bombarded as we speak). But just think about how abusive script kiddies
> can be with web applications. The possibilities are as endless as the
> applications that can be created.
I'll echo what mpt said -- you can currently do this with either HTTP
Accept: headers or with HTML <object>. For example:
What is this?
(This server only supports audio and visual CAPTCHAs.
For help, please contact ...)
<input type="text" name="captcha">
I don't really see a better way to do it.
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