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Subject Re: [PATCH] ap_add_filter
Date Sun, 20 Aug 2000 17:52:21 GMT

In a message dated 00-08-20 16:48:20 EDT, Ryan writes...

>  Don't take the fact that we aren't talking about the goals to mean we
>  don't have any.  I have a few modules I would like to write that require
>  filters.  I also want to allow CGIs to output SSI tags, and make that work
>  correctly.

I know. I have been following the discussion since day one and it is
obvious that the reason you are carrying the flag is because you
KNOW what you want it to do. That's good. It's pretty hard to champion
an API unless you have a good goal in mind.

>  > Is there a plan to resolve how Apache can include or ship
>  > GNU code or is it assumed that if/when any kind of compression
>  > filter is added to Apache it will always have to come from a
>  > 3rd party FTP server and not Apache?
>  There will never be any GNU code in Apache, unless the GPL changes
>  substantially.  If nobody else veto's GPL'ed code, then I will.  And, I
>  expect that plenty of other people on this list would be more than happy
>  to veto GPL'ed code. 

I know. I must admit I still don't have a complete mental handle
on why that is so but let's not go there... I've seen how that kind
of discussion can enter a race-condition on this forum. If there 
isn't an easy answer to the question I posed then let's drop it.
Nobody needs the noise right now.

>  Examples are
>  just that, examples.  We are using the examples we have because they are
>  easy to understand, and they seem to demonstrate a minimum that must be
>  done.

...and that's all I have been trying to do... supply a few more useful and 
examples to keep in mind. Ken Coar was complaining about the LACK of
examples. There are actually plenty on the table at the moment to help crank
out a good design.

Kevin Kiley
CTO, Remote Communications, Inc. - Online Internet Content Compression Server

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