[Epiphany] Re: [Galeon-devel] Gtk Certificate Dialogs

On Thu, 2003-08-28 at 21:14, Crispin Flowerday wrote:
> Any comments are appreciated, especially HIG problems, bad wording,
> reasons why it wouldn't be acceptable to epiphany in its current state
> etc.

Ahhh, what a nice example of security and usability being quite the
exact opposites ;)

I agree with David that the messages are a bit too long, but I'm having
hard time figuring out how to shorten them any further.  IMHO, the first
dialog needs to include the following information:

- the site you wanted to connect to
- the site you actually connected to, as written in the certificate
- what the mismatch means in practice, short and plain
- a suggestion how to proceed if you have no clue what the above meant

And for the last one (I think we can skip the CRL and expiration
dialogs, they seem pretty concise to me, but what do I know...) like
Eivind and Crispin said, accepting a certificate shouldn't be too easy. 
I like the extra step that the checkbox forces on you, I think it's a
fairly good compromise.

And yes, there should be a Help button in there, but it makes the dialog
look horrible :-/

(I too know what the messages mean, though I haven't been that intimate
with the SSL protocol itself.)

Tommi Komulainen                                 tommi.komulainen@iki.fi
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