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From Andrew Wilson <>
Subject Re: mod_cern_meta.c - MetaFiles <on|off>
Date Mon, 24 Jun 1996 15:52:18 GMT
Ah, rats.  That patch I sent last week regarding mod_cern_meta.c
is completely bogus, do not add it to the dist.


> On Mon, 24 Jun 1996, Andrew Wilson wrote:
> > I don't understand what the phrase 'constructs and manipulates only
> > server-side state' means.  Possibly it is a term coined in one of
> > those mail messages I missed last week.  Any clues?
> No, no. What RST is reffering to, although he's using odd terms
> (especially since he coined the originals) are server config versus
> per-directory config. See, Apache has two different types of
> configurations. This is why there are four configuration phases, not
> two. See, server configurations are made for each virtual host when
> the server starts up, and they just hang around in memory, and the
> request gets a pointer to them. per-directory configs are made up for
> each request, based on what file the request points out. They are
> rather different - you can't just take a server config state, change
> the command_rec entry from RSRC_CONF to OR_WHATEVER and expect it to
> work. Because it won't. (actually, it might, but it's a Bad Idea). You
> need to use per-directory configuration vectors instead of per-server
> ones.
> Take a look, for example, at the configuration in mod_mime.c vs. the
> configuration in mod_alias.c. The former is per-directory, the second
> is per-server.
> -- 
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