Modify Host Records tool

Advanced feature discussion, beta programs and unsupported "Labs" features.
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by kentrak » Wed May 25, 2011 1:22 pm
1. Attempting to add an invalid record for a specific type (invalid hostname for CNAME, non-IP A, etc) will reset the type back to A, but leave the domain prefix.

E.g. attempting to set
TEST.example.com CNAME 123
results in an error as expected, but the page loads with the following data already set:
TEST.example.com A 123

Which is just asking for people to make mistakes the second attempt if they accidentally messed up the first time.

2. Adding a TXT entry requires encapsulating quotes within the record field. If they are reaquired, why must they be supplied? Doesn't it make sense to add them if they weren't supplied, or leave them if they were?
by augie » Wed May 25, 2011 5:27 pm
We'll fix up your first point.

To your second point, the TXT record may contain just about any character, including quotes, so to save folks from having un-balanced or un-escaped quotes we do as little as possible to "help" the user in this case, so that they know what they are putting into the input field is what will be returned during a DNS request.

I hope that answers your question.
by cboyce » Thu May 26, 2011 9:26 am
The Modify Host Records tool should now keep the correct record type when prompting you to re-enter information. Thanks for reporting this!
by kentrak » Thu May 26, 2011 12:35 pm
Thanks!
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