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From Jeff Trawick <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: httpd-2.0/docs/manual/platform ebcdic.xml index.xml ebcdic.html.en index.html.en
Date Sat, 21 Sep 2002 19:24:44 GMT writes:

> slive       2002/09/21 11:14:00
>   By the way, what is the status of the EBCDIC port for 2.0?  Are these
>   docs in any way accurate?

Greg Ames and myself and a few other people (who never show up on the
mailing lists but instead contact Greg or myself directly) use it at
least some.  Proxy and mod_ssl work well enough to fool me.  There
are probably charset glitches here and there that haven't proved to be
an aggravation in the current limited use (where's Martin when you
need him :) ).

Those docs on EBCDIC seem to be mostly comprised of a technical report
on how and why Apache 1.3 was ported to the Siemens mainframe.  The
technical aspects are not accurate for Apache 2.0.

There probably does need to be an EBCDIC section describing minor
issues with the core code and with standard modules (e.g., SSI files
need to be in the native character set so that mod_include can parse
them*).  But much of the stuff that the user has to be concerned with
is deferred to mod_charset_lite, which already has documentation on
how to configure any necessary recoding for request and response

*an unfortunate limitation of the configuration mechanism for
mod_charset_lite prevents its filter from first being used to
recode to the native charset for use by mod_include and then
recode what is sent to the client to a suitable charset...  not
many lines of code to fix, but it hasn't bubbled to the top of the
list yet :)

Jeff Trawick |
Born in Roswell... married an alien...

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