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From Ben Laurie <...@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: Thoughts on userdir
Date Mon, 20 Nov 1995 06:26:52 GMT
> 
> 	From the tone of your note it seems that you have gotten the
> impression that I was attacking your idea. I'm not. I'm just offering
> my input and suggestions. I said "potentially confusing", not
> "confusing".
> 
> > I don't think it's confusing. I think using the same directive for them 
> > all makes a lot of sense.
> > 
> > > UserPath /usr/local/www/%s
> > 
> > Now wait a minute... this isn't printf. In my email I said "%" and I mean 
> > "%". I see no reason for the s.
> 
> 	Right, it's not printf. Perhaps %s isn't a good idea.. but a
> plain % isn't very standard. some sort of thing similar to the
> %{content-type}o stuff that is used in the LogFormat directive would
> perhaps be useful. Settling on a standard for this sort of stuff and
> being consistent is a good idea. A plain '%' isn't standard.

Hmmm ... this also touches on a future aliasing module. I'd like to be able
to alias a/*/b to c/d/*, for instance, or even more general stuff. It would
be good if the notation for UserDir were compatible with the notation for
aliases.

> 
> > Yes, but there is a question of idiot-proofing, and just in general 
> > making things simple for the end user. It's a very little extra bit of 
> > code to use, and many people *will* type in
> > 
> > UserDir /usr/local/www
> > 
> > and expect it to work as I've outlined.
> 
> 
> 	good point.
> 
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