please add a feature that allows the user to disable dokuwikis version advertisements in the html code.
Hint: To avoid advertisements i had to edit line 262 at ./inc/template.php
Also the README and VERSION file should be protected against web acess by default in the .htaccess file via:
Deny from all
These are all version leaks i am aware of.
The reasen why the version should be hidden is the following:
If there is a security issue with a dokuwiki version, it's very easy for an attacker (ScriptKiddie) to find some vulnerable installations on the internet via search engines to abuse them.
You can use the metaheaders plugin to hide the version information. Setting up .htaccess and for README/VERSION etc. is completely up to the webserver admin I think.
I am still the opinion that hiding the version should be a default setting, instead of relaying on an optional plugin the average user won't use. But thanks for the hint with the plugin ;-)
Regarding .htaccess: I fully aggree that this can be done by the server/dokuwiki admin. Like above I recommend to add it to .htaccess.dist as default.
Implemented in git. Version string is now removed from metadata and only shown in do=check to admins and managers. README, VERSION and COPYING are also restricted in .htaccess.dist