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From Dean Gaudet <dgau...@arctic.org>
Subject Re: redirect in post-read phase
Date Tue, 18 May 1999 21:01:13 GMT
p.s. and the reason I ask "why didn't you copy foo?" is because we also
want to know what deficiencies there are in the API... because that helps
us move forward. 

Dean

On Tue, 18 May 1999, Dean Gaudet wrote:

> 
> 
> On Tue, 18 May 1999, Valentin Bazavan wrote:
> 
> > On May 18, 10:35am, Dean Gaudet wrote:
> > > Subject: Re: redirect in post-read phase
> > > Well I never intended post read request to be used that way... it was
> > > mostly intended for setting up environment variables.
> > >
> > But you know how it works. You add a capablility for some purpose and people
> > discover many other ways it can be useful. I, for instance, use the post-read
> > hook to insert an admission control module into the server.
> 
> Why don't the standard auth hooks work for you? 
> 
> Yeah I know how it works -- people hack together a solution that appears
> to work using the first thing they find... and generally don't find the
> right solution the first time... and then report bugs on things which
> they're using in ways we didn't intend... and then when we ask, "why
> didn't the standard way that module foobar uses work for you?"  they say
> something like "oh, I didn't think of copying your examples"... to
> paraphrase things :) 
> 
> Yeah yeah there's no docs.  But there's a bunch of examples :) 
> 
> Dean
> 
> 
> 


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