Re: Feedback on the ping="" attribute (ISSUE-1)

Thomas Broyer wrote:
> Take a look at what browsers are
> doing: when you first use a <form method=POST> the browser tells you
> you're about to send information to a server and asks you whether
> you're OK to continue.


Firefox 2 puts up that dialog the first time you perform any form 
submission, whether GET or POST, to a non-https URI.  It's a "sending 
form data insecurely" dialog, not a "sending POST" dialog.

Firefox 3 will default this dialog to off, for what it's worth.

Safari doesn't prompt at all for any of this stuff as far as I can tell.

Opera 9 seems to behave like Firefox 2.

I don't have IE on hand to test with.

> So, why couldn't it be the same with ping-enabled links? The first
> time the user clicks such a link, the browser tells her she's about to
> tell a tier she's following this link, that this could be used to
> remunerate one or both the parties involved, make statistics, etc. and
> asks her whether she's OK to do the ping; with an option (check-box)
> to configure the browser not to prompt her the next time she clicks a
> ping-enabled link.

Please read if 
you haven't yet.  It summarizes the situation with security dialogs well.


Received on Thursday, 8 November 2007 17:49:55 UTC