[Mailman-Developers] Make web_page_url visible in the admin GUI?
John W. Baxter
jwblist at loricamail.com
Sat Nov 26 17:02:49 CET 2005
On 11/26/05 1:25 AM, "Stephen J. Turnbull" <stephen at xemacs.org> wrote:
>>>>>> "Max" == Max Bowsher <maxb1 at ukf.net> writes:
> Max> Is there any reason not to add web_page_url to the
> Max> configurable options in the admin GUI? Right below host_name
> Max> in the general category would be a good place.
> Yes, please!
Yes, there is a reason. It is the same reason that the ability was taken
out many Mailman versions ago.
1. Make a typo which cripples the URL such that you can't reach the admin
2. Now fix it from the browser.
The sort of thing in #1 (sometimes not a typo but a more fundamental
mistake) happened often enough to make removing the ability seem quite
One thing which has changed since the decision is that a much higher
proportion of list operators don't have command line access than was the
case then. So *perhaps* it would make sense to revisit the decision (making
it a site option, please).
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