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Re: Network security manager

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Network security manager
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:37:08 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:02:58 +0100 Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
> <address@hidden> wrote:
> LMI> So the user interface problem remains.  We don't want to suddenly start
> LMI> asking people stuff while they're doing other stuff, but here we kinda
> LMI> need to ask them stuff...
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infobar is the UI element most web
> browsers use today.  We don't have it in Emacs AFAIK.
> http://www.w3.org/TR/wsc-ui/#indicators and
> http://www.w3.org/TR/wsc-ui/#Robustness are the W3C recommendations on
> this topic.  To summarize (but please please please read the document,
> it's quite good):
> * show identity signal in a consistent visual position where web content
>   can't obscure it

Sure, eww should display TLS markers and stuff, but that's kinda
orthogonal to the issue I was discussing, which is how (and whether) to
query the user when running in an asynchronous context.   >"?

> As I said, there is much more in the document. Of course, Emacs is not
> just a web browser, so we must adapt rather than blindly adopt these
> guidelines, but I hope we don't ignore them. Should I make a list of
> concrete recommendations for EWW and Emacs in general based on that
> document?

Yeah, that would be nice.  File it as an enhancement bug report so that
we don't forget.

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