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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: Apache 2.0/NSPR
Date Fri, 11 Sep 1998 20:07:10 GMT
Alexei Kosut wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Sep 1998, Dean Gaudet wrote:
> > I'd like to see the namespace have "mount points" somewhat like the unix
> > filesystem.  This controls the hierarchy as far as what the underlying
> > store is... and it's a simple system, easy to optimize for.  i.e. I'd
> > really like to avoid "if the URI matches this regex then it's served by
> > database foobar".  That's far too general.
> 
> I'm sure you would like to see that, Dean. :) I doubt it will happen,
> though. Users like to be able to do odd things with the URLs they type in.
> And because URIs and URNs never took off, we're stuck with
> resource-specific URLs, like http://foobar/file.html. If you have a
> widely-publicized file like that, and suddenly decided you want to
> exchange it for a database-backed file, it's hard to convince everyone,
> using ESP perhaps, to instead go to http://foobar/database/notafile.html.
> 
> I think we're going to have to add generic, regex-like matching mechanisms
> at some level of the URI parsing code. It may be at a higher level than it
> is right now (i.e., perhaps URI rewriting from external URIs to internal
> not-quite-URIs), but it'll still have to be there.

I thought that was what he said? If he didn't he should've - that is,
strict "mount-point" based URIs are only internal - external URL
rewriting is as whacky as it always has been...

Cheers,

Ben.

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