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From Bill Stoddard <b...@wstoddard.com>
Subject Re: story posted
Date Thu, 06 Feb 2003 18:15:03 GMT
Aaron Bannert wrote:
> 
> On Wednesday, February 5, 2003, at 08:39  AM, Bill Stoddard wrote:
> 
>> Then reimplement PHP as a handler/generator. You get the benefits of 
>> being able to install downstream filters w/o the headaches of 
>> implementing a filter.  Personally I never thought implementing PHP as 
>> a filter was a good idea to begin with. yea, it's more flexible but 
>> that flexability comes at a high cost. And if no one is interested in 
>> what that extra flexability gains you, then the only thing 
>> accomplished is the code is more complex and bug prone. You know the 
>> saying "if the only tool you have is a hammer, then all problems look 
>> like nails"?  Well for a while, apache 2.0 filters were 'the hammer'.  
>> Hopefully that is changing now.
> 
> 
> I don't see how making it a handler will fix this problem.
> PHP will still want to read input bodies from the input
> filter chain.
> 
> Also, I should point out that something as seemingly simple
> as an SSI file that includes multiple php scripts needs the
> filter stack.
> 
> -aaron

So is that a popular configuration in use with 1.3 today?  If not, then 
I hold this up as a trophy illustrating my earlier assertion regarding 
overengineered 'solutions' to non existent problems.

Bill



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