[pmwiki-users] PmWiki and Spam
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Sat Jan 12 21:22:33 CST 2008
On Sat, Jan 12, 2008 at 05:15:28AM -0600, Randy wrote:
> I don't understand the problem with displaying a password on
> Site.EditForm. Doesn't that stop robots? If robots can extract the
> password automatically, it's easy to e*n*c*o*d*e it in plain sight.
> That seems friendlier than captcha, which can be hard to read.
For a demonstration of PmWiki's captcha display (and its readability),
see http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/Captcha . And it's also
possible to generate text-only captchas, which are at least
as effective as displaying a password on Site.EditForm -- actually
more effective, since the captcha value will change for each
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