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From "David Reid" <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: httpd-2.0/server core.c connection.c
Date Sun, 04 Mar 2001 23:18:06 GMT
OK, so maybe the term "DocumentRoot" is wrong, maybe "ResourceRoot" would be
more appropriate for the future?  I mean imagine we have a module that reads
directly from a database, then maybe the configuration would be to specify
the database and host?


> No, DocumentRoot is the root of the resources.  It is _not_ HTTP specific.
> It _is_ core_fs specific (going back to the modular filesystem debate :-)
> > SMTP, POP, SNMP, and NNTP wouldn't use it. I could see FTP using it, but
> > probably would have used a different name anyway.
> No.  First, FTP likely needs it's own host block (servername:21).  Second,
> don't want to reimplement core_fs for a half-dozen protocols like FTP and
> when you still get right down to a resource.
> Second, the other's you mention are _not_ resource-oriented.  I'm still
> Apache serves resources.  Those other URI's specify transients.  You can't
> nttp://server/somethingspecific and get what you want.
> Long term, perhaps an entirely different core can communicate those types
> transient connections, but we have a number of resource-based protocols to
> consider first.
> Bill

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