"alert me when I post unencrypted information" dialog should default to unchecked

VERIFIED WONTFIX

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VERIFIED WONTFIX
15 years ago
11 years ago

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(Reporter: Simon Willison, Assigned: Blake Ross)

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Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030515 Mozilla Firebird/0.6
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030515 Mozilla Firebird/0.6

After a new install of Firebird, the first time a site with a form is used a
dialog box pops up warning that the information is being submitted unencrypted,
along with a checkbox to turn off the warning in the future. The checkbox
defaults to being checked, so I have to uncheck it before clicking OK. There is
a similar security warning box cthat comes up the first time an https site is
visited with the option to "wrn me when I am about to view an encrypted page",
but the checkbox in that defaults to being unchecked. I believe that the
"unencrypted information" box should also default to being unchecked, for
consistency reasons and because I imagine the vast majority of users would
prefer  not to recieve a warning whenever they use a form.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a nightly build of Firbird
2. Visit a site that uses a form (like www.google.com )
3. Submit the form

Actual Results:  
A warning box pops up aout unencrypted form submissions, with an unchecked
"don't warn me again" option

Expected Results:  
The "don't warn me again" option should be checked.

Comment 1

15 years ago
Uhhh - I don't think the default options will be changed - see also
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=172091#c1 for reference.

=> WONTFIX

Comment 2

15 years ago
Erik is right. This is a WONTFIX. Sorry Simon
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
taking QA contact, sorry about the bugspam
QA Contact: asa → mconnor

Comment 4

14 years ago
VERIFYING obvious WONTFIX bugs.  Filter on firebirdWontFix to filter these bugs.
 I skipped a few that I'm unsure about from their summary and will manually go
through them.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
sorry for bugspam, long-overdue mass reassign of ancient QA contact bugs,
filter on "beltznerLovesGoats" to get rid of this mass change
QA Contact: mconnor → preferences
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