Re: [IUG] https and internet explorer
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- Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 13:31:21 -0500
- From: "KREYCHE, MICHAEL" <mkreyche at kent dot edu>
- Subject: Re: [IUG] https and internet explorer
One place to complain to Google about the lack of https support for Google Books Search is on the Books Search forum. When I first posted there about a year ago, a Google employee responded that they would add this to their list of features for a future release. At least two more queries about this have appeared since, but without response from Google. As one of these posters points out, Google does offer https for other services. You can read for yourself here:
Maybe if more people chime in here Google will be more responsive.
Systems Librarian / Associate Professor
Libraries and Media Services
Kent State University
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> Subject: Re: [IUG] https and internet explorer
> >>> On 3/3/2010 at 9:42 AM, "Han, Kwangsoo" <hank at wlu dot edu> wrote:
> > Thanks for your response. I'm aware that an individual user
> can change the
> > security setting on IE.
> A couple of things:
> 1) You can always try to call the script via https. If it
> works, great. If not, contact the vendor to see if there is
> an SSL version.
> 2) If possible, you can always try to host the scripts
> locally and source them via https. Again, if it works, great.
> If not, contact the vendor.
> 3) If neither is possible and if the vendor won't provide an
> SSL version, go look for another vendor. If enough customers
> drop them, they'll get the message and provide an SSL version.
> 4) In relation to the security settings, it's a good idea to
> try the site with a pristine default install of IE to verify
> if the default security settings produce the warning
> messages. The Virtual PC images for Windows XP are great for
> this [
> b90-958f-4b64-b5f1-73d0a413c8ef&displaylang=en ]. That's what
> most of your end users will be using. If the default settings
> don't produce the error, you can usually get away with just
> notifying users to ignore the warning via a message on the
> pages. It's important to remember that even ecommerce sites
> don't always get this, so end-users are used to seeing this
> error and many end up turning off the warning or just
> disabling the non-encrypted content.
> 5) Firefox will provide the same warnings if you go into the
> Security preferences and set the "I'm about to view an
> encrypted page that contains some unencrypted information" in
> the Warning Messages Settings.
> David Jones mailto:djones at scu dot edu
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