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Re: reportbug defaults [Re: Bug#367200: ITP: libemail-send-perl -- Simply Sending Email]

On Wed, 17 May 2006, Henning Makholm wrote:
> Scripsit Don Armstrong <don@debian.org>
> >> What about modifying it to work through something like an http POST?
> > I'm personally not too terribly interested in implementing an HTTP
> > access method for the BTS, because it makes it more easy for bug
> > submissions to be sent from people who can not be accessed via
> > e-mail.
> How does sending directly to from reportbug to an ISP's smarthost
> validate the user's email address better than sending directly from
> reportbug to a HTTP POST somewhere?

I'm talking about an HTTP access method in general; if it were to be
done, I'd expect that it validate the users email address before
actually forwarding bug reports from the user.

reportbug is somewhat of a special case because it actually provides
useful information along with the bug report; non-reachable submitters
are slightly less anoying than in other cases.

> It is not necessary that there is anywhere any HTML form that refers
> to the posting URL; only reportbug would need to know it.

Except for the fact that anyone can create a page which posts to that
url. In any case, I'm not stoping anyone else from implementing it;
I've just explained why I'm not going to implement it.

Don Armstrong

Unix, MS-DOS, and Windows NT (also known as the Good, the Bad, and
the Ugly).
 -- Matt Welsh

http://www.donarmstrong.com              http://rzlab.ucr.edu

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