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From "Bill Stoddard" <>
Subject Re: over-aggressive redirection in mod_dir
Date Mon, 26 Feb 2001 21:23:13 GMT

> Bill Stoddard wrote:
> >
> > > Bah.  I say follow the RFC.  Apache is a reference implementation
> > > of HTTP, and should do so in any event.
> >
> > And what do you do when a paying customer says 'hey, this function
> > that 1000's of my customers depend on that used to work is now
> > broken'?
> Apache *has* no 'paying customers.'

Too literal of an interpretation.  Apache has users who rely on Apache to run
their business. If we break them, who are we serving? The RFC god?

> > Decisions like this must always be made on a case-by-case basis.
> Sorry, I believe in doing the RIGHT thing, not the expedient one.
> 'Be strict in what you send, liberal in what you accept.'

The RIGHT thing is serving our user base.  We ignore that fact at our peril.


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