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Re: Removing web server dependencies from web apps

On 12-01-07 at 11:33am, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Jonas Smedegaard <dr@jones.dk> writes:
> > On 12-01-07 at 09:42am, Russ Allbery wrote:
> >> I'm not sure that it really violates Policy, mostly because we 
> >> don't have any Policy guidance about web applications at all right 
> >> now.  But I think it's fairly obvious that it's not a sane thing to 
> >> do to camp on a piece of URL space without any consultation with 
> >> the local administrator.  Even more so than file system space under 
> >> /srv, the URL namespace served by a web server is frequently under 
> >> tight control and needs to be carefully managed according to rules 
> >> and conventions that the package has no way of knowing.
> > Well, in the case of jwchat it is not so clear cut: the user _is_ 
> > asked for a hostname for the vhost, and offered to opt-out by 
> > writing "none", but default is not none.
> The reason why the default is important is because the default is 
> what's taken if people have set their debconf prompting level to high 
> or critical (since I assume that this prompt is not critical, and 
> probably not high, and I think that would be priority inflation).

Yes, I am aware of that (but thanks anyway).

I am not package maintainer of jwchat, but a concerned user of it. :-)

 - Jonas

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