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[whatwg] Status bars and progress indicators

From: Afternoon <afternoon@uk2.net>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 12:31:37 +0100
Message-ID: <CCDAC6D4-0BC1-11D9-BF84-000A957E8988@uk2.net>

You mentioning signing of applets in your reply to Matthew Raymond in 
this thread. Has anybody considered signing web applications so that 
they can perform restricted tasks?

Or is this a silly idea?

Ben


On 21 Sep 2004, at 5:34, Matthew Thomas wrote:

> On 21 Sep, 2004, at 2:23 PM, Afternoon wrote:
>> ...
>> it is also in the user's interest for the interface to be 
>> straightforward and not to add confusion by duplicating controls.
>
> Sure, but that's not quite as important as protecting people from 
> having their passwords stolen.
>
>> In addition, the functions performed by certain controls may be 
>> totally inappropriate to the current application stage, for example 
>> the refresh control becomes a dangerous liability just after a user 
>> has submitted their credit card details and placed an order.
>
> Protecting people from such duplicate submissions can be, and is, 
> handled by UAs.
>
>> An application should have the flexibility to provide users with the 
>> controls they need to operate that application, no more, no less.
>> ...
>
> If all Web authors were trustworthy, that would be possible.
>
> -- 
> Matthew Thomas
> http://mpt.net.nz/
>
>


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