Button order in three SSL problem dialogs inconsistent

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

Core Graveyard
Security: UI
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
13 years ago
a year ago

People

(Reporter: Phil Endecott, Assigned: kaie)

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Details

(Whiteboard: [kerh-ehz])

(Reporter)

Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041111 Firefox/1.0 (Debian package 1.0-2)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041111 Firefox/1.0 (Debian package 1.0-2)

When connecting to https://localhost, which has an expired self-signed
certificate, with FF1.0 I see a series of three warning dialogs.  I suggest two
improvements.  First, the order of the buttons should be made consistent between
the dialogs.  Second, all of these problems could be described on a single dialog.

The dialogs and button orders are:

1.  Server Certificate Expired
    Ok Cancel Help

2.  Web site certified by an unknown authority
    Help Cancel Ok

3.  Security Error: Domain name mismatch
    Ok Cancel Help

Internet Explorer 6 presents a single warning window as follows:

  Information you exchange with this site cannot be viewed or
  changed by others.  However, there is a problem with the site's
  security certificate.

  !  The security certificate was issued by a company you have
     not chosen to trust.  View the certificate to determine
     whether you want to trust the certifying authority

  !  The security certificate has expired or is not yet valid.

  !  The name on the security certificate is invalid or does not
     match the name of the site.

  Do you want to proceed?

  Yes  No  View Certificate


While you may feel that IE is not presenting enough information, I suggest that
the idea of presenting a single dialog describing all of the problems at one go,
and so requiring only a single click to continue, is a good one.  "More Info..."
buttons could be used if necessary.

Regards,  Phil.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

Comment 1

13 years ago
*** Bug 261403 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2

13 years ago
Checked this out in a current build (Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US;
rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050413 Firefox/1.0+) and it appears that the problem of
inconsistent button order has been fixed.

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Comment 4

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> This is an automated message, with ID "auto-resolve01".

I do not currently have time to check if this has been resolved in a new build.
 As soon as I do have time I will investigate.  However it seems to me that this
is not the sort of thing that gets resolved "by chance".  It could be
recategorised as Enhancement, if you like.



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Updated

12 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
Whiteboard: [kerh-ehz]
QA Contact: ui
We use now error pages instead of a dialog.
I will go ahead and mark this wontfix
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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