Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Aug 2008 13:23 UTC, submitted by irbis
Mozilla & Gecko clones Firefox 3.0, released not too long ago, was generally well-received. It added a load of new features, while also providing much-needed speed improvements and better memory management. Some new features, however, have met more resistance - one of them is the rather complicated user interface thrown at users when they reach a website with an invalid or expired SSL certificate.
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https is used for two different reasons - encryption and identification.

If you are connecting to a site that you don't really know then identification serves no purpose *anyway* but encryption may be very useful.

I would say that in *most* cases it is the encryption that people use https for.

Firefox is insisting on both. Their exception system is basically unusable - awful.

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