problem editing wiki: attachments

Doug Simon doug.simon at
Tue Nov 19 03:13:01 PST 2013

On Nov 19, 2013, at 11:56 AM, Dalibor Topic <dalibor.topic at> wrote:

> On 11/19/13 11:43 AM, Doug Simon wrote:
>> On Nov 19, 2013, at 11:32 AM, Dalibor Topic <dalibor.topic at> wrote:
>>> On 10/24/13 5:33 PM, Doug Simon wrote:
>>>> On Aug 13, 2013, at 12:13 PM, Dalibor Topic <dalibor.topic at> wrote:
>>>>> On 8/12/13 11:33 PM, John Rose wrote:
>>>>>> I'm logged in; I just created a nice page.  Now I want to add a diagram attachment to it.
>>>>>> - in edit menus ("Insert Attachment" does not offer file upload)
>>>>> When you chose insert image instead, you get a drop-something-here field which should let you attach images to a page.
>>>> And how does one actually upload an attachment instead of an image? Reading the documentation[1][2] I get the impression the OpenJDK wiki is configured to prohibit attachments. Frustratingly, the editor still provides an menu item for inserting an attachment.
>>>> Assuming I'm correct, what is the process to request changing permissions such that attachments are enabled?
>>> You can ask ops at openjdk to add a specific attachment. Please provide the attachment itself and a few details describing how it should be referenced.
>> Doesn’t it kind of defeat the purpose of a wiki if one has to go through an administrator to add/modify content?
> Not really, as not all content is the same. This mailing list is configured to strip most kinds of attachments, for example. That doesn't defeat its purpose, in practice. ;)

In practice, having to go through an admin to upload images will only discourage their use. Is that the intent? If not, what is the reasoning behind the policy? Or should I be asking ops at openjdk for that?


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