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What controls icons and whether they display or not? It seems that when I am
at my office, the three icons at the bottom of the mailman admin page
display, but when accessing it remotely, they do NOT display.

Also, where is the icon for the URL, which is supposed to display when
domain.com/mailman/whatever is loaded, the left of the address? On my
system, I just have the Mambo orange flower showing for everything, whether
Mambo, Mailman, or other web apps.

Scott

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  • Mark Sapiro at Oct 27, 2005 at 9:02 pm

    Dr. Scott S. Jones wrote:
    What controls icons and whether they display or not? It seems that when I am
    at my office, the three icons at the bottom of the mailman admin page
    display, but when accessing it remotely, they do NOT display.

    The first control is the Defaults.py/mm_cfg.py setting for IMAGE_LOGOS.
    The default is IMAGE_LOGOS = '/icons/'. If IMAGE_LOGOS = 0, no icons
    will be displayed.

    With the default setting, the generated HTML tag for the mailman logo is

    <img src="/icons/mailman.jpg" alt="Delivered by Mailman" border=0>

    and similarly for the other logos. This means the browser will look in
    the host's document root directory for the /icons/ directory and
    therein for the logo files, or if /icons/ is aliased to another
    directory in the web server, the icon files should be in the aliased
    directory.

    If you see the logos from your office but not from home, perhaps you
    are not using the same URL (host name part) to access the pages or
    perhaps there are access controls on the icons directory that only
    allow access from your office network.

    Also, where is the icon for the URL, which is supposed to display when
    domain.com/mailman/whatever is loaded, the left of the address? On my
    system, I just have the Mambo orange flower showing for everything, whether
    Mambo, Mailman, or other web apps.

    Again, the generated html contains

    <LINK REL="SHORTCUT ICON" HREF="/icons/mm-icon.png">

    where the /icons/ part comes from the IMAGE_LOGOS setting and the
    mm-icon.png part comes from the SHORTCUT_ICON setting. with most
    browsers, this will display the mm-icon.png image next to the URL.

    So the key to all of this is to make sure that all 5 .jpg and .png
    files (or at least 4 - mailman-large.jpg isn't used) from Mailman's
    icons/ directory are copied to a web accessible directory (usually the
    same one that already contains the web server's icons) and that
    IMAGE_LOGOS specifies the correct base path of the directory or a path
    which is aliased to the directory.

    --
    Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> The highway is for gamblers,
    San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan

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