Opera developer Yngve Pettersen has posted a nice writeup of Extended Validation SSL and why it is beneficial to the online community. Yngve ends his missive with the promise of an upcoming Opera release that supports EV. He writes,
Opera has not yet implemented complete support for what is needed for Extended Validation, but work is underway:
Opera has supported OCSP verification of certificates since version 8.0, but CRL support is not yet implemented.
Some of the necessary functionality have been tested in an internal demo version..., based on a weekly release from March 2006.
There is a lot more that needs to be implemented before we can release a version with support for EV, but we will do so When It's Ready.