The text in Advanced -> Images needs a cleanup. The use of the word "accept" is really bad. I need heard about people accepting images. The word should be "show". Confusion between the terms "accept", "load" and "download". All the terms are used... BTW is this only for webpages? what about images in MailNews?
Also, instead of "webpage", it should be either "website" or "web page" The word "webpage" is also used on Advanced -> Forms
The word "webpage" has been removed. Check out the diff patch
Here you go...
I can't check this in until it gets review and approval. Maybe Verah and Ben can help you out there...
Please see bug 55614, which is a "meta bug" collecting input on text changes to all the preferences dialogs. We *do* need to clean up the preference dialogs, but I want to wait and do the cleanup all at once, in an organized manner. If changes are made, it's possible that after the trunk/branch merge Netscape's online help will be out-of-synch with the updated dialogs. The help often cites the dialog text verbatim, as in "select 'enable all cookies.'" At the point of the merge, we'd then be faced with either filtering out the mozilla UI text changes (seemes absurd), or updating the help sooner then we had planned. We want to wait till next week (10/16 - 20) to review all the preference dialog UI text, and all the proposals (there have been many, some contradicting one another) for changing the text. Then we can assess the impact on the online help. Sorry to go on for so long, but I'm hoping that people will understand that this type of change can create lots of work for others. We're certainly not opposed to it; in fact, our group (help authors) also would like to clean up the UI text. Now for this specific preference: I would like to test your proposed next text on some users. "Accept" is a good choice in this context, but "download" also works. I don't know about "show" -- the preference isn't just about showing images, but about not fetching them at all (thus avoiding a third party setting a cookie). I'd want to check with Steve Morse on this.
Vera's comment is correct and she makes a very good point. The privacy issue is really about whether or not the site was pinged for the image which is tied in with whether or not it is downloaded. And it involve more than setting of cookies; if the site is pinged, then it is being notified that the user exists which already violates his privacy. So I would cast my vote for "download".
55614 will handle this. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 55614 ***