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From "Bill Stoddard" <stodd...@raleigh.ibm.com>
Subject Re: Mod_include design
Date Thu, 02 Nov 2000 20:46:17 GMT
> > But: it definitely depends on how bounded the size of a directive can be.
I
> > mean, can a directive be 10k long? If it is bounded, say, to MAX_PATH +
200,
> > then we just put that buffer into the ctx and run with it.
>
> I don't see anything in 1.3 indicating that it is *theoretically*
> bounded to a relatively small number...  For example, consider the cmd
> attribute on exec.  (How long can a command-line be?  way long...)
>
> *Practically* a human isn't going to deal with long (>2048-byte)
> directives (though machine-generated directives have no such distaste).
>
> Overall I think collecting directive bytes into a buffer as we parse is
> the way to go...

The uri in "include virtual=uri" constructed dynamically (for example via a
CGI) could be a quite large.  I see no reason we shouldn't impose (and
enforce) a reasonably large upper limit on tag length.

Bill


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