James A. Donald:
> >> SSL is layered on top of TCP, and then one layers
> >> one's actual protocol on top of SSL, with the result
> >> that a transaction involves a painfully large number
> >> of round trips.

Richard Salz wrote:
 > Perhaps theoretically painful, but in practice this is
 > not the case; commerce on the web is the
 > counter-example.

James A. Donald:

> The delay is often humanly perceptible.  If humanly
> perceptible, too much.

I respectfully disagree - I'd argue that a short wait is actually more
reassuring to the average user (Hey! The System's checking me out!) than an
instantaneous connection would be.

Adding in a false wait (a nice pop-up, a progress bar and a snake-oily
security message) would be even better...

Jim Cheesman

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