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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] mod_simple_dir
Date Tue, 08 Jul 1997 03:41:55 GMT
At 08:14 PM 7/7/97 -0700, Dean Gaudet wrote:
>There are many reasons that directory indexing might be completely
>disabled for a server (security, performance, no need/desire for it
>because all directories have index.html).  But you have to carry the full
>baggage of mod_dir just to get the "trailing slash redirect" and
>DirectoryIndex handling.
>This patch changes that.  The two functions are split into two modules,
>mod_dir contains all the auto-directory index stuff.  mod_simple_dir
>contains the slash-redirect and the DirectoryIndex code. 

+1 on the concept, when Dean smashes it into CVS I'll give it a test drive :)

>I would actually prefer to rename mod_dir to mod_autodir and call the
>mod_simple_dir in this patch mod_dir. 

+1 as well, mostly because then it'll be easier for folks who want to
envision doing their own fancy indexing module.  


"Why not?" - TL  - -

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