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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <ad...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: Let's remove some modules from Apache 2.0
Date Mon, 09 Apr 2001 18:46:25 GMT
> Greg Marr asks...
> >
> > At 12:45 PM 04/09/2001, Bill Stoddard wrote:
> >
> > >mod_speling
> >
> > What standard 2.0 module has replaced this functionality?

From: "Bill Stoddard" <bill@wstoddard.com>
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2001 12:14 PM
>

> It's not replaced.  My personal opinion is that this is a silly module to be
> part of the core server distribution.  It is currently broken on Windows and
> no one maintains it AFAIK. I would like to see it moved out of the core server
> and placed in modules.apache.org.

So fix it on Win32.  Actually, it should be _VERY_ easy once it is apr-ized.

Let's look at what it does...

1. transpose upper/lower case typos

   * This is absolutely required as long as we encourage win32 users to adopt
     unix systems, with all their case-broken links and the rest.
   * For this purpose, Win32 isn't even asking for this module.

2. fix up other ugly typos.

   * This is actually in the spirit of the rfc, "strict in the output, leinent
     of the input."  Remember that URI's are ment to be keyed from other media
     (magazines, newspapers, napkin notes, etc) and that means there is a user
     in the way of success (EBCAD).

So I"m strongly -1 from removing this module under those two points.  You could
probably add other arguments for keeping/removing the module, but I think these
two are the only relevant arguments for keeping it in the core.

Consider this a veto until further convincing arguments are presented.

Bill



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