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From c...@decus.org (Rodent of Unusual Size)
Subject Re: [PATCH] fix for PR#76 (setlocale() not called)
Date Wed, 12 Feb 1997 19:00:47 GMT
>From the fingers of Dean Gaudet flowed the following:
>
>I would argue that this is a very site-specific request.  For example, it
>seems pointless on sites with non-local people accessing them -- because
>the date will almost certainly not be in their locale format.  We could
>give the user Ken's patch, with the caveat that it breaks CLF. 

    The second patch addressed the CLF issue, and makes the locale
    inheritable only by SSI processing.

    I disagree in principle with the first part, however.  Right now,
    Apache's use is wildly international in scope, but we're denying our
    users the ability to use the OS' i18n capabilities *if they want
    them.*  I suspect that hardly anyone will actually deliberately
    *use* the locale feature, but I think a global perspective
    recommends that we not prevent them from so doing.  Caveat emptor:
    if they use it, they need to be aware that it might do more than
    they suppose.

    Controlling the scope of this should be configurable.  Perhaps with an
    Options keyword?  Needs more thought.. and not for 1.2.

    Give 'em rope.  If they hang themselves.. that's their choice.

    #ken "suicide is a right" :-)}

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