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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: [Fwd: Cleaning out Apache's bellybutton...]
Date Fri, 03 May 1996 01:44:55 GMT
On Thu, 2 May 1996, Robert S. Thau wrote:
>   Nothing keeping you now!  :)  There's not really a need to add new 
>   Options arguments if directives can now be scoped per-directory (is this 
>   right, apache folk?) 
> It depends on what the directive in question does.  Modules can have both
> per-virtual-server *and* per-directory status structures (it doesn't really
> make sense to give things like mod_userdir per-directory status, since there's
> no particular directory which it makes sense to associate it with).  If the
> directive in question modifies a per-directory structure, then it can be
> scoped per-directory.  
> And yes, you can use this to avoid adding new Options directives, viz.
> the mod_includes XbitHack command (which might have been "Options XbitHack"
> in an alternate universe).

Okay, so I've been confirmed.  Do we all think it would be a good idea to 
eventually deprecate the Options directive?


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