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From Rob Hartill <r...@imdb.com>
Subject Re: Synonym for XBitHack
Date Sun, 24 Nov 1996 20:44:23 GMT
Brian Behlendorf wrote:

>On Sun, 24 Nov 1996, Andrew Ford wrote:
>> How about adding a synonym for the XBitHack directive -- something
>> like XBitIndicatesSSI or XBitIndicatesSHTML.  It is not obvious what
>> XBitHack means and it has negative connotations -- I have had
>> occaision to explain to clients that there was nothing sinister about
>> the directive.
>
>I would like to see XBitHack (and other directives, like ScriptAlias)
>deprecated, with explanations of how to accomplish its functionality in a
>cleaner way.  For example, for the desired effect that "XBitHack On" would
>have, I'd suggest .shtml as a filename extension and referring to files
>internally minus filename extensions - that way you can rename a file from
>foo.html to foo.shtml without breaking links.

By the time people get around to this way of thinking it's often too
late (hundreds of URLs out there refering to .html that you can't fix).


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