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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



In message <>, Martin Kraemer writes:
>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
>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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