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YSlow versus Captcha

If you're using YSlow, and visit certain pages with captcha's the YSlow evaluation algorithm will trick the server into giving it a second activation image, though that image is not displayed...making the displayed image worthless. Here is an example that i'll keep up for another week or so:

http://snowmaninthesun.dreamhosters.com/

Although this seems like expected behavior (from a programmers standpoint) it is a little unexpected from a user standpoint. I wouldn't classify this as a bug, but more a severe usability handicap.

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  • Thank you for reporting this, I'll send the note by to the yslow team just in case they were not aware of this behavior.

    Jonathan LeBlanc
    Senior Software Engineer
    Yahoo! Developer Network
    Twitter: jcleblanc

    QUOTE (exodouseternal @ Jul 6 2009, 04:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    If you're using YSlow, and visit certain pages with captcha's the YSlow evaluation algorithm will trick the server into giving it a second activation image, though that image is not displayed...making the displayed image worthless. Here is an example that i'll keep up for another week or so:

    http://snowmaninthesun.dreamhosters.com/

    Although this seems like expected behavior (from a programmers standpoint) it is a little unexpected from a user standpoint. I wouldn't classify this as a bug, but more a severe usability handicap.
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