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Captcha extraction problem

I'm looking at a new engine which has a captcha, but am completely unable to get SER to grab the image so it can be solved. The image url is similar to this:

with 10 random numbers every time, a period, then a few more random numbers, then the file extension

I've tried
captcha=%captcha% *files/captcha*

and have even tried extracting the captcha url as follows
front=captcha"><img src="

and using captcha=%captcha% fixed:%captcha_url%

but it just gives a 'can't get question text in REGISTER_STEP1' every time

Any ideas? Could the extra . in the filename effect the image extraction at all?


  • SvenSven
    no, thats not the problem here. However without the ability to debug this myself I can't say whats wrong.
  • cherubcherub
    Will PM you link to the engine if you have time to look, thanks
  • SvenSven
    you just missed:

    That is a normal input field hidden and SER thought it was a normal field to fill and thought it was a captcha/question. I will improve the error messgage and probably continue if this has a vlaue.
  • cherubcherub
    Ah, so any *captcha* input will be given special treatment unless specified. That's good to know, and probably explains another problem I had a while ago. Thanks!
  • SvenSven
    well every undefined input-var is handled through generic_fields.dat which holds all kinds of definitions to fill it. If something is called *craptcha* then it's handled like defined there.
    But in upcoming version I will skip that if the var is already prefilled with value="..."
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