[Mailman-Users] Hijacking threads and netiquette (was: e: Obscure addresses problem)

Todd Zullinger tmz at pobox.com
Tue Sep 5 22:25:59 CEST 2006

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David Dyer-Bennet wrote:
> On 9/5/06, Todd Zullinger <tmz at pobox.com> wrote:
> If firefox has profiles, they're not in the menu and not in the help
> (under that name).

I don't know the various ways to change the profiles in firefox, but
running the command line firefox -ProfileManager will open up the
profile manager.  The -P option will use the profile you specify.

But I think this is irrelavant after reading your text below...

> Try <http://lists.dragaera.info/admin.cgi/dragaera-dragaera.info>,
> put in an invalid password (unless you get *really* lucky guessing),
> and I don't expect your browser will offer it back to you when you
> come to try again; it doesn't for me.

Yeah, I didn't get luck on my first and only try.  Firefox did offer
to save the password, but it did not fill it in automatically for me
on return.  I am fairly sure that it used to, though I'm not positive
and I don't know whrn this might have changed.  It hasn't changed on
the mailman side very recently.

> I find I have mis-described the problem; Firefox *does* recognize
> the password and save it, I can see it in the list of saved
> passwords.  What it doesn't do is *offer it back* when I return to
> the page.  Same net result, I have to look it up and put it in each
> time, but different path to get there.

This is definitely a firefox bug, AFAIAK.  If Firefox is smart enough
to offer to save the password, then it needs to be smart enough to
fill it back in on return to the same page.  Unless someone in the
firefox camp can show that the spartan HTML generated on the mailman
admin logon page is just plain wrong, I can't see how changing it is a
problem that mailman should deal with.

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