[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #36055: Filter xmlrpc_enabled only partly works

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Wed Mar 16 18:02:02 UTC 2016

#36055: Filter xmlrpc_enabled only partly works
 Reporter:  markoheijnen  |       Owner:  dd32
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  4.5
Component:  XML-RPC       |     Version:  2.9
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch   |     Focuses:  docs

Comment (by jorbin):

 Replying to [comment:39 westi]:
 > Replying to [comment:27 jorbin]:
 > > Even if the original intent of this filter was to shut down XML-RPC
 completely, the fact that it has behaved this way for 9 versions sets the
 expectation that it doesn't do that.
 > The original intent of the filter was to replace the previous code / UI
 option whose intent disable the XML-RPC api for performing logged in
 > It was never intended to completely turn off XML-RPC because then
 pingbacks wouldn't work, it was all about disabling the XMLRPC publishing
 interface which wasn't used by a lot of people and needed a thorough code

 Thanks for the historical knowledge. That makes a lot of sense and further
 supports the decision to not change the behavior.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/36055#comment:41>
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