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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <ad...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: Apache regular expressions
Date Sat, 03 Mar 2001 22:20:40 GMT
From: "Cynic" <cynic@mail.cz>
Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2001 4:16 PM


> It seems like the regexp library used in 1.3 doesn't know 
> assertions. Was it discussed to used something more powerful?
> PCRE comes to mind...

Don't expect this to happen in 1.3 ... however 2.0 is already based on PCRE :-)

> Also, the two manpages in the source distro are very terse
> and don't look very up-to-date.

Feel free to submit patches to bring those man pages back up to date.

> I found this out when I realized that 
> RedirectMatch 503 ^/(?!foo|bar) 
> makes Apache fail to start with "Regular expression could 
> not be compiled."

Outch :-(


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