[Mailman-Developers] on the subject of fix_url,
list creation with @ is non-intuitive..
msapiro at value.net
Mon Oct 11 20:47:37 CEST 2004
Joe Rhett wrote:
>On this subject, why does creating a list with the host name set the web
>interface? In no circumstance that I have ever seen are they the same,
>except perhaps (in theory) for some hobbyist with a single computer?
>$ newlist im at thejones.com
>Sets the web interface to 'thejones.com' as well as the mail domain. This
>doesn't make a lot of sense except in the hobbyist environment. I may be
>off my rocker, but shouldn't this syntax set the mail domain and force you
>to change the web URL manually?
Well, the help for newlist (bin/newlist --help) is pretty clear that
the notation name at domain is not the e-mail address of the list but
just a way of specifying the web domain.
You can specify the domain to create your new list in by spelling the
listname like so:
mylist at www.mydom.ain
where `www.mydom.ain' should be the base hostname for the URL to this
virtual hosts's lists.
Still, I think you have a point. Mailman/Cgi/create.py checks in the
case where VIRTUAL_HOST_OVERVIEW is on to see if the hostname is in
if mm_cfg.VIRTUAL_HOST_OVERVIEW and \
safehostname = Utils.websafe(hostname)
_('Unknown virtual host: %(safehostname)s'))
Perhaps bin/newlist should do something similar.
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San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan
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