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4.69. Why aren't my settings for DEFAULT_URL_PATTERN



This is covered in other FAQs, but it comes up often enough that it deserves a FAQ of its own.


The web_page_url attribute is set at list creation time from DEFAULT_URL_PATTERN and DEFAULT_URL_HOST or in the case of virtual hosts, from the current or specified web host. Subsequent changes to DEFAULT_URL_PATTERN and DEFAULT_URL_HOST do not affect existing lists.

The same is true of the list's host_name attribute which is set at list creation time from DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST or the current or specified email host, although the list's host_name is visible and settable on the web admin General Options page.

In order to change existing lists, you run fix_url. Run


See also FAQ 4.45 at 4.45 The admin web interface is not saving my changes and keeps asking may or may not ask me to re-enter my password -- what is wrong?, FAQ 4.65 at 4.65 Admin Web interface requires reauthentication (e.g., re-entering the password) at every step and doesn't save changes., and FAQ 4.71 at 4.71 Accessing the web admin interface or private archives via a framed page requires constant reauthorization (e.g., asking me to re-enter my password)..

Last changed on Tue Apr 24 19:53:32 2007 by Brad Knowles
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