[pmwiki-users] Self registration

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Thu Jan 22 19:34:07 CST 2009

On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 06:21:51PM -0500, Sandy wrote:
> > So, a profile page could hold sensitive information such as a user's 
> > email address as a page attribute, but there's not a way to see that
> > information except via page variables, and those can be restricted
> > to just the administrator (and possibly the owner of the profile page).
> So Profile.* pages get extra attributes? That sounds like it's making a 
> special type of page, which ruins one of the "gee, neat!" things.

In some senses Profile and Category pages are already "special", in
that they get special treatment in various parts of the core.
So this aspect doesn't bother me too much.

Adding some attributes to pages is probably less special than
additional processing of things in SiteAdmin.AuthUser (because the 
core already knows how to load and save page attributes, and to 
make page variables out of them).

All of this does bring up a point, however -- what if someone wanted
self-registration but to manage an Apache .htaccess file to hold the
data (and control access to other items as well)?


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