Opened 8 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#1682 closed task (wontfix)

OSGeo Userid registration fails with javascript disabled

Reported by: strk Owned by: sac@…
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: SysAdmin Keywords:


The form, with the captcha, needs JavaScript being enabled in the browser. It fails using "Dillo" web browser:

Change History (5)

comment:1 by wildintellect, 8 years ago

I don't know if we should fix. My reading of how to prevent bots includes use CSS and JS as bots rarely implement the ability to use them.

comment:2 by Mateusz Łoskot, 8 years ago

What else, complete lynx support? I hope you don't expect OSGeo SAC budget spending on efforts to support such exotic clients. Sandro, please, be serious, it's XXI.

comment:3 by strk, 8 years ago

Complete lynx support would be nice, yes. Especially for people with disabilities.

I think trac already works with lynx, and user registration used to work until a few weeks ago (before the captcha).

Improving the "mantra based access control" would allow to perform the real Turing test, as we'd be talking with someone on IRC :)

See also W3C view on the matter:

comment:4 by strk, 8 years ago

An interesting pointer: As we use some text-based captchas for the wiki, it might be good to centralize them, and fun to add questions and answers as we go!

comment:5 by robe, 4 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed
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