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24Feb/200

reCAPTCHA v2 vs reCAPTCHA v3

CAPTCHA was first invented in 1997 to distinguish a human from a bot performing an action. Back in the day captchas were usually obscured or deformed letters. Before that, we had the simple question verification like "what is 1 + 9" which is simple enough once the bot scrapes it off the page.

In 2007 reCAPTCHA was originally launched and then acquired by Google in 2009. The new thing with reCAPTCHA is that the work effort used to prove you're a human isn't wasted. Initially, reCAPTCHA was used in the digitalization of the New York Times and Google Books archive. By presenting the user with images where the OCR had failed you got a human interpretation to add to the OCR results. By combining known and unknown images you could still be confirmed as a human while providing this service.

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20May/180

Multiple ReCaptcha on the same page

Been trying to use multiple Google reCAPTCHAs on the same page with mixed success. Reason for doing this is for example a login page with a reCAPTHCA for the login form and a modal opening with a reset password form. I prefer to use the "invisible" reCAPTCHA since it gives a cleaner look. To be able to use the native validation of forms in HTML5 i need to manually execute the reCAPTCHA when the form is submitted which gave me issues with multiple reCAPTCHAs.

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