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[bug] browser url incomplete

asked 2016-06-29 03:36:16 +0200

misc11 gravatar image

updated 2017-10-18 19:39:13 +0200

in the standard brwoser the url is not shown correctly. it only shows: domain.tld

whats missing are:

  1. protocol (http/https) to know if the connection is secure (could be replaced by a symbol - i.e. a lock)
    • pro: security
    • contra: in portrait mode the text (https) could shift the domain name out of view (less so if lock icon is used)
  2. the rest of the url (domain.tld/example)
    • pro: being able to navigate on a site!!!!!!!
    • contra: NONE!!!!

this is a serious anti-feature and therefore a bug (especially point 2 - since there is no reason to cut it off)

edit: stupid anti-feature still remains in SFOSv2.0.2.51

edit: stupid anti-feature still remains in SFOSv2.1.2.3

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answered 2016-06-29 07:34:17 +0200

alloj gravatar image

Touch the url and it will show you complete scrollable url with protocol prefix which can be edited. Is not enough?

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I agree with op.

The protocol is important for security reasons. An icon to show that the page is encrypted should be enough. You shouldn't have to go into edit mode to check that.

There's no reason to hide sub-pages in url field imo. It will give me a hint to which page or what information I'm browsing (it's not always that clear - especially when page header isn't show in sailfish browser either). It could be rendered in a dimmed down font.

Mohjive ( 2016-06-29 10:40:59 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-10-18 19:57:52 +0200

tortoisedoc gravatar image

updated 2017-10-18 20:06:59 +0200

There's stil a complete lack of visual feedback to the user about security; which given the presumed security-oriented nature of SFOS is an anti-pattern.

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Https is pretty much standard nowadays, so maybe give the tab indicator a reddish border if the page is plain http. Please no extra icons, I like the uncluttered and out of my way attitude of the interface. Besides, normally you only need the lock item to inspect the certificate (for the truly parnoid). If anything this should be available from the tabs list view. Just IMHO.

Kao ( 2017-10-18 20:29:05 +0200 )edit

I agree with @Kao; coloring the url bar is probably a good and minimally invasive solution.

tortoisedoc ( 2017-10-18 21:43:06 +0200 )edit

There are still plenty of non-commercial http sites (though advertisers are promoting https) so any coloring should not imply every one is a problem. What should be signalled - amber tinge? - are TLS sites with mixed content.

DaveRo ( 2017-10-19 09:20:01 +0200 )edit

@DaveRo my suggestion was strictly for https ones.

tortoisedoc ( 2017-10-19 09:29:37 +0200 )edit
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