Not planned Version number?

James

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URLs are made not to include technical data (read up on REST). They work on the protocol "no technical data should be shown to the user", hence the user-friendly URLs. I believe this works globally, not just on URLs.
 

Onimua

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Conversely, removing the version number from the footer gains you nothing in terms of security, although it does give you a small amount of obscurity. Personally, I don't care if the version number is there or not.
I don't think the issue here is about security, it's mainly keeping "junk" out of the template that doesn't give anything to the end-user experience.
 

James

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I'm pretty much certain that the version number will not be mandatory. If it comes in the footer by default I will just remove it... unless of course the EULA prevents me from doing so, to which I would question the benefits of this.
 

Quillz

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Considering it's not visible here, I don't think we'll see it on the footer. In fact I don't think it even appears in the source anywhere.

Why do a lot of forum software put the version number in the footer? It means next to nothing to users in general, and doing it because "it's normal" isn't a good enough reason. The only place the version number should appear is in the admin control panel.

It would be a nice change if the version number didn't appear in the footer.
I pretty much agree. In the Admin CP, show the version of XenForo currently installed, and that's it.
 

James

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Answering a question with the reverse. Oh I love that method ;)

Thanks Kier. I've always removed version numbers, they're not a need-to-know.
 
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