[Mailman-Developers] Make web_page_url visible in the admin GUI?
maxb1 at ukf.net
Sat Nov 26 20:03:49 CET 2005
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John W. Baxter wrote:
> 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, 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).
OK, that is a good reason.
Still, sometimes it really is necessary to change web_page_url. So here
are two different possibilities for providing some amount of
web_page_url control through the admin GUI, whilst avoiding the
possibility of typos blocking web admin access:
OPTION ONE: Whenever the host_name configvar is changed, *if* the new
value can be found in mm_cfg.VIRTUAL_HOSTS, *then* recalculate
web_page_url based on mm_cfg.DEFAULT_URL_PATTERN and mm_cfg.VIRTUAL_HOSTS.
OPTION TWO: Make links and form action URLs within the admin interface
relative, so that an incorrect web_page_url does not render the admin
What do you think? Either? Both?
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