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From "Ralf S. Engelschall" <>
Subject Re: SUID layer for Apache CGI implementation...
Date Thu, 06 Jun 1996 21:23:33 GMT
On 4 Jun 1996 08:32:31 +0200 in en.lists.apache-new-httpd you wrote:

> > Adding the ability to set the behaviour for user dirs would be nice.
> > Basing it on whether the URL contains '~' is not dependable since
> > that convention is not used on any of the servers I am running.

> 	Oh.  I forgot...not everybody does the tilde thing.  8)  IMHO, if
> it doesn't have a tilde, then it isn't a userdir.  But I guess we could
> have a UserDirPrefix option that allows you to specify '/users/' if your
> URLs are /user/someuser/index.html and /user/otheruser/index.html.  What
> about that?  Could this be made into a more general patch for
> Apache...allowing people to specify their userdir prefixes?  I'd rather
> see something more generic than a suCGIUserDirPrefix directive.  8)

The current mod_userdir.c already has support for such UserDirPrefixes and if
you cannot use that, then there is still mod_rewrite which can rewrite any
URL to the way you want.

                                        Ralf S. Engelschall    

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