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

Todd Zullinger tmz at pobox.com
Tue Sep 5 23:22:39 CEST 2006

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David Dyer-Bennet wrote:
> If you want to take a rules-lawyer approach and use it to resist any
> suggestion of change, be my guest.  So far as I know, what's at
> issue here is the question of interoperability in an area where
> there are no formal standards in play.  So, from a rules-lawyer
> point of view, clearly nobody is at fault.

No, firefox is at fault.  They save the password as feature and then
fail to re-use it when it would be useful.  Mailman has no part in
this at all and asking anyone that develops a web site to change their
code to suit the arbitrary scheme a browser uses to save passwords is
pointless.  If there were some sort of RFC that outlined how such a
process should work, then it'd be fairly simple to change the mailman
html output to meet it.  Without that, whose arbitrary scheme would
mailman use?  Making one work may break another and lead to more user
coming here asking why their favorite broswer's unique scheme for
recognizing a pasword to save didn't work.

> From a real-world point of view, there's still a problem.

Yep.  A firefox problem.

> Given that Firefox was picking up the password, but was NOT offering
> it back on later visits, I'll accept the argument that the basic
> problem is really in Firefox.  Apparently so do they, and they've
> fixed it in an upcoming release, see my recent previous message.

Glad to hear it.

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