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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: httpd-2.0/modules/filters mod_include.c
Date Sun, 26 Aug 2001 03:06:11 GMT
From: "Joshua Slive" <>
Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2001 9:23 PM
> Before I go back and put back all the stuff I took out of the docs on
> mod_include handlers (;-) could you clarify this a little for me.
> 1. True/False:  Using the handler is perfectly equivalent to using the
> filter except in the case where more than one filter or handler is in use
> or a content-type other than text/html is being filtered.  The
> server-parsed handler cannot be used when another handler is in use for
> the same file (eg. cgi-script).  As well, the server-parsed handler will
> always run first, so if you wish the INCLUDES filter to run after another
> filter, you should explictly specify the filter chain using SetFilter.
> Finally, the server-parsed filter will always output HTML, whereas the
> INCLUDES filter can process any file type and will not change the
> content-type.

Actually, they are very different.  I don't know which we will endorse.
I'd expect performance testing to answer the question...

> 2. What is the "recommended" way of using mod_include?  SetFilter is more
> flexible, but the <FilesMatch> thing makes it hard to use and slows down
> the directory-walk.

_Much_ slower with subrequests (that would otherwise reuse the last dir_walk!)

> 3. If you are going to add back the magic-mime-type, please let me know so
> I don't have to re-re-revise the docs.

Dunno those plans

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