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From Aaron Bannert <>
Subject Re: story posted
Date Thu, 06 Feb 2003 17:59:27 GMT

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.


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