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From "Bill Stoddard" <>
Subject Re: location walk before directory walk
Date Mon, 27 Aug 2001 12:54:47 GMT

> From: "Roy T. Fielding" <>
> Sent: Monday, August 27, 2001 1:54 AM
> > Just out of curiosity, would it be easier if, for 2.0, we fixed the
> > original bogosity of location walk by running it first, before directory
> > walk, and simply forbid its use within .htaccess?  That would eliminate
> > most of the issues regarding wasted time spent checking directories for
> > things that are only virtual namespaces.
> I think the patches to date accomplish that.
> If you have a virtual namespace, and register a map_to_storage hook as
> HOOK_MIDDLE, and it simply returns OK, then the second Location walk won't
> even be walked again.

I think what Roy is suggesting is that we eliminate the second LocationWalk. I am a
tentative +1 on his suggestion. And it doesn't make sense to allow Location directives in
.htaccess files (use of Location implies we are not serving out of the file system
anyway). I don't see any problems right off hand...


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