On Tue, 5 Sep 2006 14:03:20 +0100 Dave wrote:
DS> It turns out that this change has also affected the default behaviour
DS> slightly. Up to now, these convenience directives have registered an
DS> entry in the vacmAccessTable with a prefix context match on "" - thus
DS> matching *ALL* contexts by default. Following my latest patches, the
DS> same directive would now register an *exact* context match on "" -
DS> thus applying to the default context only.
DS>
DS> I'm inclined to leave things as they stand - this feels a more secure
DS> arrangement, and is probably in line with default expectations. But
DS> it does result in a minor change in behaviour, so I wouldn't object if
DS> the consensus was to switch back to the previous, more open
DS> configuration.

So long as we're talking 5.4+, and there is a way for the user to specify
something to get the old behaviour (i.e. a prefix context match on ""), then I
suppose it isn't too big a deal.

I'd also say that a change in default behaviour warrants a note in the NEWS
file.

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