From: Christian Neumair (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jun 09 2003 - 05:17:59 EDT
Am Mon, 2003-06-09 um 10.38 schrieb Daniel Thompson:
> I was supprised the see a button labeled 'Authenticate' in an
> authentication dialog. Not only is this a technical term that one would
> usually avoid in a user interface but it is also contrary to the GNOME
> HIG section describing authentication alerts.
> Specifically 'An authentication alert:
> * will present a button labelled with a verb or verb phrase describing
> the action authenticated, or OK if such a phrase would be longer
> than three words. Place this button in the bottom right corner of
> the alert.'
> Clearly the action authenticated can never be authentication itself!
> Assuming I am correct that the password dialog is used to collect a
> password to decrypt documents then the but should be labeled 'Open
> Document' (or just 'Open'). 'Decrypt' would be a possibility but again
> not as well understood.
So you want me to use OK?
> As a closing comment like all alerts an authenication alert should
> really have an alert icon (and the HIG requires this). Unfortunately
> GNOME does not yet have a stock authentication icon
libgnomeui HEAD already features such an icon, its name is
GNOME_STOCK_AUTHENTICATION, but for that matter we only want to use
GTK+. It would be braindead to depend on GNOME just for fetching one
icon. Maybe we'll have to solve it by an #ifdef.
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