[Mailman-Users] tokens for confirmations are too long
brett at cloud9.net
Sat Dec 27 07:20:59 CET 2003
The (IMHO) excessively long tokens are causing considerable confusion
on the lists I help run.
The problem is that any URL longer than 80 characters will be chopped
by many mail clients- Eudora, for example. Let's be realistic- just
3 alphanumerics would allow for 46,656 unique IDs. 8 would allow for
2.8x10^12. Ie, a lot.
The current tokens are 40 characters long- that's 1.7x10^62 combinations.
So- consider this a combo bug report(URLs are so long they get munged
because the token is half the word-wrap alone), and feature request.
I think 4 characters would be plenty(1.6+ million combos). Not to
mention, it makes it much less of a deal to have a clickable URL in
the first place if the token's only 4 characters.
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