Or "Alert me before downloading an image" should be "Warn me ..." In preferences -> advanced -> [cookies|images]
I vote for "Alert me..". It's more clear that we're going to show an alert then.. to be honest I don't really care, but "Alert me.." is more clear.
Users don't know what alerts are, if that's what this is supposed to be referring to. I didn't, until I started programming for Mozilla...
Users don't have to know what alerts are, in order to know what `alert me' means. It's also slightly more accurate than `warn me', because the relevant dialogs allow the user to accept or reject the image or cookie -- they don't just provide a warning.
I was responding to Hwaara: "I vote for "Alert me..". It's more clear that we're going to show an alert then"
methinks these are steve's panels, so over to him...
Assignee: matt → morse
Umm, how about "Ask me..."?
Yeah, good idea. Also, the cookies panel should change its text to be consistent if we fix this. Is this okay with you all?
Moving to cookies.
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Component: Preferences → Cookies
QA Contact: sairuh → tever
Interestingly under the image preferences it says "Alert me...". This should be made consistent. I vote for "Ask me..".
Taking. Have a patch. Changed both to 'ask', as suggested by bnesse and mpt. Also some accesskey lovin, even though accesskeys aren't really enabled on most objects in pref panes.
Assignee: morse → mozilla
Created attachment 62732 [details] [diff] [review] fixed fix Eliminated two duplicate accesskeys. The Enabled -> Accept change should be a clear win, as well (mpt agreed). Need r/sr.
Attachment #62730 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Please use "Alert me..." to be consistent with other panels. We need consistency between the image/cookies etc. panels in this aspect.
Consistency with what, exactly? Offline & Diskspace uses 'ask', THREE times. Master password uses 'ask' SSL Warnings uses 'alert', but those do seem to be alerts. They're not questions. Mail News->Send Format uses 'ask' So 'ask' certainly seems to be the choice.
Jeremy: In the future when you reassign a bug to yourself please add the original assignee to the cc list so he will continue to get updates to the bug report. Comments on patch: 1. Why did you change "enable all cookies" to "accept all cookies", yet you left "Enable cookies from originating web site only" as is? 2. The wording was intentionally changed from "accept" to "enable" a while ago because it involves not only "accepting" of cookies but also resending of cookies back to the website.
> In the future when you reassign a bug to yourself please Will do. Sorry. As for Enable->Accept, it sounded a lot clearer, more accurate, and consistent with "accept images" in the image prefs. I ran it by mpt, and he agreed. But you're right, Enable technically includes resending as well, although this is certainly beyond 'not clear' to users that don't understand HTTP. I think they are both less the ideal... perhaps accept is also technically correct, as it would be natural to assume unless it's on the disabled setting, cookies already accepted are sent. It's a debateable issue for another bug, I'll take out that change. The rest shouldn't be controversial, assuming we agree on using "Ask".
r=morse (with "accept" changed back to "enable")
Created attachment 62736 [details] [diff] [review] Only "warn/alert -> ask", and accesskey fixes
Attachment #62732 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Does this need an sr?
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: Future → mozilla0.9.8
Comment on attachment 62736 [details] [diff] [review] Only "warn/alert -> ask", and accesskey fixes sr=jag
Attachment #62736 - Flags: superreview+
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Summary: "Warn me before storing a cookie" should be "Alert me ..." → "Warn me before storing a cookie" should be "Ask me ..."
I think we are past time to be tweaking random prefs for slightly better wording; wording tweaks are no longer the trivial acts they once were, they now have consequences. For example, help content is now outdated; it still says "Warn." Cc'ing jatin. And the instructions at bankofamerica.com (http://www.bankofamerica.com/state.cgi?section=signin&update=&cookiecheck=yes) now incorrectly point to a checkbox that says "Warn." It took me a little time to find this checkbox, and I was about to give up, thinking it had been removed. It is possible that in this case the change was worth it. "Warn" is a pretty big and important difference from "Ask." I'm just asking that we consider changes more in the future.
> I think we are past time to be tweaking random prefs for slightly better wording Unfortunatly, nobody bothers with the polish until it's too late. > And the instructions at bankofamerica.com Actually, that page gives me Netscape 4.x directions for Mozilla non-commercial: "It appears that you are using Netscape version 4.0 or greater, but less than version 6.0. To use our Web site more effectively, you can enable cookies by following these steps:" Besides, anyone who went out of their way to disable cookies likely can figure out how to turn them back on. You're right though, wording changes to obsolete documentation, including some we don't control, but we ARE still pre-1.0. It's something to keep in mind for the stable branches...
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