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From Randy Terbush <ra...@zyzzyva.com>
Subject Re: [CFV]: mod_speling revived
Date Mon, 11 Aug 1997 00:33:57 GMT

I think this would be a nice addition to the distribution.

+1


> Hello,
> 
> Here's Alexei's speling module, updated to cover the following points:
> 
> *   the module API is adapted to 1.3 (two extra NULL pointer initialization)
> 
> *   a rudimentary "documentation" page was added, and the module was put
>     into a separate module directory (in src/modules/speling)
> 
> *   do "real" spelling correction (i.e., a one-character typo, an extra
>     char, an omitted char, or a transposition) are fixed, in addition to
>     the old feature (miscapitalization only). More than one character
>     errors seem rather risky to fix. Bad Things (TM) could happen ;-)
>     The code to do this was taken from the tcsh "spelling correction".
> 
> *   The "last resort" functionality (strip off everything after the first
>     dot and compare only the basename) was commented because it seems too
>     risky to serve somefile.tar.gz in place of the requested somefile.html
> 
> I like the module because many requests from Windoze users come in in bad
> case, and often when typing in a URL it happens to me that I just mistype
> one single character. Thanks to Alexei for the idea and implementation,
> I've been using this for more than a year already.
> 
> Whadd'ya think: isn't it a useful module to incorporate into the standard
> apache distribution?
> 
> The patch is against apache-1.3a2-dev snapshot as of yesterday.
> 
> Cheers,
>     Martin
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