[pmwiki-users] Programs should be allowed to edit pages (Was: PmWiki and Spam)

Tegan Dowling tmdowling at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 12:00:51 CST 2008

On Jan 14, 2008 11:39 AM, Sandy <sandy at onebit.ca> wrote:
> christian.ridderstrom at gmail.com wrote:
> > However, I don't think captchas is a proper solution as I think it is
> > _valid_ that a script/program modifies a wiki page. A simple example of
> > this is when I use Emacs to edit wiki pages (pmwiki-mode)... then it's
> > Emacs rather than a browser that does the change.
> Use of captchas or other protection would be up to the individual site.
> Sites that need to be updated by a program would have that turned off,
> either while the program is running, or permanently.
> Does pmwiki.org need to allow programs to edit pages? What makes sense
> for the default installation?

I think the Roadmap says that email-to-wikipage is in the plan.  I
don't think it says whether that capability will be turned on by
default, and of course I don't even know if email-to-wikipage is an
example of a script/program modifying a page, but it seems possible so
I mention it.

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