sane defaults (security icons)

Jakub Stachowski stachowski at
Sun Jan 16 23:16:09 GMT 2005

Dnia poniedziaƂek, 17 stycznia 2005 00:06, George Staikos napisaƂ:
> On Sunday 16 January 2005 17:49, Jakub Stachowski wrote:
> > > b) the task of explaining to users who have known "secure" to be yellow
> > > for the past ~12 years that green now means "secure".
> >
> > In what part of the world yellow means secure? When i think about safety
> > color codes, street lights immediately come to mind. And yellow
> > definitely is not 'safe' color there. Exactly as in other KDE apps that
> > deal with certificates. Where could those users learned about yellow
> > being secure anyway?
>   Netscape Navigator.

I haven't used it for years so i probably forgotten.

> > Honestly, when i first seen this yellow urlbar after connecting to my
> > server i thought that certificate expired or something like that.
>    That's exactly my point.  It's unorthodox, and at best it confuses
> people. At worst, they no longer understand what is and is not secure.  I'm
> not arguing that putting an icon in the statusbar is better or worse by
> design. I'm arguing that making a new system that is "better" is not always
> better.

Secure connection is already indicated in at least two places. As this new 
yellow urlbar is confusing and does not play nice with some colour schemes, 
it should be just reverted. 

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