[Mediawiki-l] Extension:Guestbook problem

John W Foster johnwfoster at verizon.net
Fri Jan 18 14:26:08 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-01-17 at 22:12 +0100, Platonides wrote:
> John W Foster wrote:
> > Well since no one has any ideas I thought I would post this follow up
> > from my own efforts, in the hope that it might help someone else.
> > It seems that the captchas are actually working OK. The problem is that
> > the browser (iceweasel) that I have installed is not displaying the
> > artwork created by the captchas. I downloaded another php captcha called
> > jhfcaptcha which is self contained and may be run as a script via
> > Apache2 from my web site. It has exactly the same problem. It asks for
> > you to input the entry needed by the captcha to do its job...however
> > there is no box or any thing else that shows what I am supposed to type
> > in. I have checked the following:
> > GD is installed and working according to a test.php script that shows
> > what is going on. Php is also completely enabled and as many functions
> > as I can find are installed and enabled. I did notice that the
> > mime-decode function is not enabled. I will try that today.
> > In the mean time ANY IDEAS are appreciated.
> > I also tried from another computer using XP and IE7 and the only
> > difference was thate is a box with a missing image element icon in it
> > and you still can not see what needs to be keyed. The more I see of this
> > the more I think its a php issue are a graphics conversion problem.
> > 
> > Frosty
> Try browsing the image url. Likely you will see some error message there.
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Thanks, the image url is created by the captcha script and I have only
been able to see a block outline with a X inside indicating a problem
with the image. Not sure what to do beyond that.

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