Captcha::reCAPTCHA::Mailhide - A Perl implementation of the reCAPTCHA Mailhide API
This document describes Captcha::reCAPTCHA::Mailhide version 0.94
use Captcha::reCAPTCHA::Mailhide; my $m = Captcha::reCAPTCHA::Mailhide->new; # Get the URL that reveals the email my $url = $m->mailhide_url( MAIL_PUBLIC_KEY, MAIL_PRIVATE_KEY, 'firstname.lastname@example.org' ); # Or - even easier - get the formatted HTML for an email link print $m->mailhide_html( MAIL_PUBLIC_KEY, MAIL_PRIVATE_KEY, 'email@example.com' );
For complete examples see the /examples subdirectory
reCAPTCHA is a hybrid mechanical turk and captcha that allows visitors who complete the captcha to assist in the digitization of books.
reCAPTCHA improves the process of digitizing books by sending words that cannot be read by computers to the Web in the form of CAPTCHAs for humans to decipher. More specifically, each word that cannot be read correctly by OCR is placed on an image and used as a CAPTCHA. This is possible because most OCR programs alert you when a word cannot be read correctly.
This Perl implementation is modelled on the PHP interface that can be found here:
To use reCAPTCHA Mailhide you need to get a public, private key pair from this page:
The Mailhide API consists of two methods
mailhide_url. The methods have the same parameters.
The _html version returns HTML that can be directly put on your web page. The username portion of the email that is passed in is truncated and replaced with a link that calls Mailhide. The _url version gives you the url to decode the email and leaves it up to you to place the email in HTML.
Create a new
mailhide_url( $pubkey, $privkey, $email )
Generate a link that will decode the specified email address.
The Mailhide public key from the signup page
The Mailhide private key from the signup page
The email address you want to hide.
Returns a URL that when clicked will allow the user to decode the hidden email address.
mailhide_html( $pubkey, $privkey, $email )
Generates HTML markup to embed a Mailhide protected email address on a page.
The arguments are the same as for
Returns a string containing HTML that may be embedded directly in a web page.
Captcha::reCAPTCHA::Mailhide requires no configuration files or environment variables.
To use Mailhide get a public/private key pair here:
Crypt::Rijndael, MIME::Base64, HTML::Tiny
None reported .
No bugs have been reported.
Please report any bugs or feature requests to
firstname.lastname@example.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org.
Copyright (c) 2007, Andy Armstrong
<email@example.com>. All rights reserved.
This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See perlartistic.
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