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From Randy Terbush <>
Subject Re: Bad choice of directory names for info- & status-modules
Date Wed, 24 Jul 1996 18:50:16 GMT
> On Wed, 24 Jul 1996, Ben Laurie wrote:
> > Now that we have a regexp package (praise the Lord), we should consider
> > changing all such things to regexps, no?
> > 
> > Or, at least, have a regexp equivalent for each of them? Though Grud knows
> > what should happen if you mix them.
> Well, <Directory> and <Location> now, if you use a * or ? character, will
> treat them to wildcard matching, instead of the prefix check. We should
> probably just identify a standard way to specify a string as a regex (the
> way perl uses //) and then treat it as such. Of course, // would be a Bad
> Idea, given that people no doubt use that for directories.

I think this is the source of confusion, and the "bug" that we are

Currently, <Location > is applying a wildcard match to the given URI
regardless of whether the * or ? character appears in the directive.

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