[Project_owners] php Issues

Jake Hartz jake33 at rocketmail.com
Fri Oct 1 17:41:08 PDT 2010

Just as a clarification - Are *.php.html files passed through Mozdev's 
template system just like *.html files?


On 10/01/2010 06:01 PM, David White wrote:
> Thanks Pete - The project is ThunderPlunger.
> I have just finished putting together a new release which incorporates 
> the change from POST to GET and uploaded it to addons.mozilla.org. 
> Once this gets reviewed and approved, I assume that most users will 
> find and install the update automatically.
> I have also updated the addon's home page on Mozdev to tell them that 
> they must either add .html to the URL for this function (located in 
> the addon's options) or choose the mirror host for this function. Both 
> of these changes are passive and rely upon the user to recognize that 
> something is awry and check the addon's home page or email me.
> So if it is possible to permit .php as it originally was on this 
> project without any significant security risk, that would be great! I 
> have no idea how long the update will take to get reviewed/approved 
> nor how long it will take for users to get their updates installed. I 
> can let you know when the approval makes the update available and then 
> maybe we can leave it for another 2 weeks after that to permit ample 
> time for the update to get distributed.
> But I don't want to make more work than I already have for you folks 
> nor do I want to exacerbate any security risks. So just let me know 
> what you decide and I will take whatever other appropriate steps are 
> required.
> David
> Pete Collins wrote:
>> On 10/1/10 2:58 PM, David White wrote:
>>> 4. So it seems that I have two choices: (a) change my code to GET 
>>> rather than POST or (b) users can change the addon's options so the 
>>> addon will post to the .php.html (directly) instead of the .php 
>>> (redirect). The former requires an addon update for all users while 
>>> the latter requires that all users somehow figure out that something 
>>> is wrong and either email me or go to the addon's website where I 
>>> have posted information about all this. I like the former because it 
>>> requires no active participation from my users save installing the 
>>> updated addon (which they should find out about automatically). But 
>>> the addon update will have to sit for who knows how long before it 
>>> gets approved.
>> Well the only other option is I add a rule for your project ONLY to 
>> allow php.
>> Then when you think everything is good and most of your users have 
>> updated, then I can remove it.
>> What project is it again?
>> Thanks
>> --pete
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