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From Rodent of Unusual Size <Ken.C...@Golux.Com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Server version OS/2 console banner fix
Date Fri, 08 May 1998 18:19:36 GMT
Marc Slemko wrote:
> The server string isn't for "webmasters to add comments about what they've
> done"!  That isn't the point of it, and encouraging such things is
> foolish.

You're missing my point again.  I was typing colloquially.  The httpd
binary is not necessarily the entirety of a Web server - functionality
external to it may be part of what make a server what it is.  If someone
has enhanced its site in some significant server-related way beyond what
httpd provides, they should be able to note that fact in the version string.

Or take another case - modules for which no source is available/provided,
and that have an effect worth mentioning.  Should the Webmaster have to
wait around until the authors get around to enhancing it to use
ap_add_version_component()?  If he can compile, he could hack the
SERVER_SUBVERSION string - but then that's broken if the module in
question is being dynamically loaded, and isn't at the moment.  And if
he can't compile, he's out of luck altogether.

#ken	P-)}

Ken Coar                    <http://Web.Golux.Com/coar/>
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"Apache Server for Dummies" <http://WWW.Dummies.Com/

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