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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@kiwi.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Subject Reorder Configuration now
Date Mon, 21 Apr 1997 21:42:32 GMT
I think we need to do this now, not later.  At the very least, the
URL manipulation modules need to be placed in proper order, which is

      proxy
      alias
      rewrite

....Roy

In message <199704141314.PAA04187@deejai.mch.sni.de>, Martin Kraemer writes:
>Hello,
>
>Another thing that is worth fixing --in the interest of john dumbuser who
>just wants to compile apache and start off-- is the documentation
>regarding the "module order" in the Configuration file.
>
>Somewhere hidden in one of the documentation files I found a hint that the
>position of, e.g., mod_rewrite w.r.t. other modules can affect the function
>of apache to a great deal.
>
>In my case, I tried to re-write proxy requests (blocking some, rewriting
>others). With the Configuration file as distributed this is absolutely
>impossible (because mod_rewrite gets conrol later than mod_proxy; in
>this case, it doesn't get control over the proxy requests at all because
>mod_proxy has already handled them). Moving mod_rewrite to the end of
>Configuration helped for this problem (but might affect other
>functionality, like the x-server-parsed-html expansion, which apparently
>breaks).
>
>I think we (i.e., the apache team) should think about a more sensible
>module order for the Configuration file, where at least the things work
>which were promised in the documentation.
>
>Or, alternatively, there should be a documentation file which explains
>the possible interdependencies, so that the user _knows_ why a certain
>combination/order doesn't work.
>
>Or at least a short note in the Configuration file (BTW: why is
>mod_proxy listed _last_, with highest priority?)
>
>Just my $.02,
>    Martin
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