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From "Bill Stoddard" <b...@wstoddard.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Allow DocumentRoot within Location blocks
Date Mon, 07 Jan 2002 21:31:17 GMT

> Ryan Bloom wrote:
> >
> > > > I'm in favour of a mechanism that doesn't require every single
> > > > generated-content module to be rewritten to include an essentially
> > > > duplicate function.
> >
> > I'm in favor of doing this in the code and not forcing every
> > administrator to reconfigure their server to get this functionality.
>
> For modules in our bundle, by all means do them right -- as long
> as it doesn't mean writing an essentially identical map handler
> for each.  If we need to do that, then something's wrong.  However,
> I think we should provide something to allow 3P module usage to avoid
> the stats without requiring that *they* be rewritten.

I disagree with the last sentence.  We should not complicate the configuration of the
server more than it already is to accomodate poorly written Apache 2.0 modules. Module
authors are a small group and they can learn to do the right thing.  Apache 2.0 users are
a -much- larger group and we should be more mindful of making changes that adversely
affect the users.

Bill



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