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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: ANNOUNCE: mod_rewrite v2.0
Date Tue, 23 Jul 1996 22:48:20 GMT
On Mon, 22 Jul 1996, Robert S. Thau wrote:
>   Thoughts?
> I'd just like to point out that the requirements for being *truly*
> back-compatible with the existing set of mod_alias.c commands are
> surprisingly subtle... people out there actually have configurations
> that break if you consider any Alias or ScriptAlias before considering
> all of the central-config-file Redirects, or give either Alias or
> ScriptAlias absolute precedence over the other, rather than treating
> them in order (but after the Redirects).
> I could see an argument for transitioning away from some of this...
> stuff, if it came with real benefits, but we really couldn't do it
> as a flag day by fiat.

Nothing some well-worded documentation, a perl script, and error detection
won't fix in a major-level release.  :)  At least that's my opinion.



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