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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject Re: the mod_include problem...
Date Sun, 01 Feb 1998 23:58:00 GMT
On Sun, 1 Feb 1998, Dean Gaudet wrote:

> I'm convinced mod_include is at fault regarding this problem between it
> and the new table api.  My reason is that mod_include makes the assumption
> that it is the *only* module which is using run_sub_request()... which is
> bogus.  If another module were to run_sub_request() on something which
> invoked mod_include then it would muck around with the environment of a
> request it shouldn't be touching. 
> I have an idea how to deal with it.  My fix will allow #included SSI
> documents to modify the environment, but won't allow any other type of


Can't you just manually copy any junk out of the subrequest before
destroying it?

(no, I haven't looked at the code...)

> include to modify the environment.  To draw a parallel with /bin/sh,
> "#include" of an SSI document is similar to "source" of another shell
> script.  But you can't "source" a binary program and expect it to modify
> the environment of your shell. 
> By way of contrast, apache-1.2 and earlier allows a #included object to
> muck with the environment.  (And even that can be buggy for other
> reasons). 
> Comments? 
> Dean

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