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From Tony Finch <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] filtering and canned error responses
Date Thu, 07 Sep 2000 00:29:02 GMT
Greg Stein <> wrote:
>I agree in concept, but there shouldn't be a need to generate a URI. Skip
>those phases of execution (URI translation, file/directory walks, etc).


It's bad to add special-case handling when it isn't needed. It is a
bug (or at least a misfeature) that at the moment Apache does
filesystem walks for requests that can be handled purely internally
(e.g. mod_status). Fix that bug and canned error messages are also

Fixing the bug implies detaching Apache from the filesystem somewhat
and moving more towards the HTTP router model, which is one of the
project's longer-term goals.

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