[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #47985: Site Health: log errors to public file

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Sat Feb 8 18:20:59 UTC 2020

#47985: Site Health: log errors to public file
 Reporter:  afragen           |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement       |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal            |   Milestone:  5.4
Component:  Site Health       |     Version:  5.2
 Severity:  normal            |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch commit  |     Focuses:
Changes (by Clorith):

 * keywords:  has-patch dev-feedback => has-patch commit


 Those who have enabled it and would _need_ this warning are the users told
 to enable it by someone helping them troubleshoot (or trying to
 troubleshoot on their own based on various guides), without fully
 understanding what leaving this on may involve, once a problem is resolved
 which may end in warnings being shown, it's easy to forget that you
 enabled debug logging in the first place.

 We need to keep in mind that the majority of users are likely not the tech
 savvy ones that understand what information may or may not end up in such
 a log location, and with them in mind it should still remain critical to
 not leave potentially private information in a location which may or may
 not be exposed.

 If the user enabling it knew to change the location of the log output,
 that's great, but I would then also presume they are slightly more
 technically inclined than many others, and know to ignore the warning for
 the short period in which they are troubleshooting for.

 So then...

 All of that said, I am a sensible person, let's go with
 [attachment:"47985.3.diff"] as an iteration at this time and see how that
 ends up being received :)

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/47985#comment:28>
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