[Mailman-Developers] on the subject of fix_url, list creation with @ is non-intuitive..

Terri Oda terri at zone12.com
Wed Oct 27 20:45:27 CEST 2004

On Oct 27, 2004, at 1:48 PM, Bob Puff at NLE wrote:
> ...But vanity domains are normally virtualhosts, which already work.  
> I think it is counter-intuitive to have:
> Email:  list at domain
> and then have the web interface be at: http://some.other.domain/some 
> other folder/list

Normally they may be virtual hosts, but not *always*.  I know I host 
some lists for people whose web domains aren't hosted on the same 
machine.  I gather paying to host lists can be quite a bit more 
expensive than web hosting, so I imagine a number of people host lists 
on DSL and such while their websites are hosted somewhere more stable.  
While it's quite reasonable to set up redirects and such, if you're 
going for lower-cost web hosting, you may not have the option to do so.

Anyhow, for all that making newlist have some extra options *isn't* 
necessary, it seems like it'll make it that much more useful, so we 
might as well just do it.  It's not like anyone has to use the extra 
options if they don't want to, and the whole thing can be backwards 


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