[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.

Thought experiment:
1.  Make a typo which cripples the URL such that you can't reach the admin
web page.

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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