Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Ticket #21952


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Apr 14, 2017, 9:46:00 PM (2 years ago)
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linda
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  • Ticket #21952 – Description

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    77My suggestion is to follow the https design pattern, and create a similar indicator for .onion sites.
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     9[[Image(onion-address-idea.png,600px)]]
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    1111The proposed solution would be this: when a user types in a website (pad.riseup.net), they would automatically be redirected to the onion site. When this happens, there would be an onion icon next to the address bar (replacing the https lock icon if there is one, or just being there an https lock icon would be if redirection from an http website), similar to that of the https lock icon. The address in the address bar can turned a different color or indicated in some way that this is an alias for the onion site.
     
    1313From my observation, people don't mind automatically being redirected to https sites from http sites, but freak out when redirected from an http/https site to an onion site. I don't think that this is because people know what https is and find the idea comforting (although this can help). I speculate that they don't mind because they don't notice, and the reason why users freaked out at the redirect to onion sites is that they saw the website address visibly change in the address bar.
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    15 If we want to show users the address of the onion site, we can additionally have a feature to reveal the onion site when the user clicks in the address bar. But I don't know how I feel about this, since it may just be confusing, and just shock the user later. Users don't know that pad.riseup.net resolves to some numerical IP address, and that isn't displayed to users. So there could be an argument made for just indicating that the address is an alisas and not ever showing the .onion address, either. This will confuse way less of the general population.
     15Also--
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     17If we want to show users the address of the onion site, we can additionally have a feature to reveal the onion site when the user clicks in the address bar.
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     19[[Image(onion-address-secondary-idea.png,600px)]]
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     21 I don't know how I feel about this, since it may just be confusing, and just shock the user later. Users don't know that pad.riseup.net resolves to some numerical IP address, and that isn't displayed to users. So there could be an argument made for just indicating that the address is an alisas and not ever showing the .onion address, either. This will confuse way less of the general population.
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