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From André Malo ...@perlig.de>
Subject Re: mod_rewrite: different behaviour on sub-requests - Why?
Date Wed, 06 Aug 2003 00:15:31 GMT
* Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:

>>> (see bug http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=21814 ).
>>>
>>> I suggest to disarm this section if not removing it from mod_rewrite.c...
>>
>> This was added immediately after the inclusion of mod_rewrite into
>> the httpd code (some years ago). I believe, the only one who can say,
>> _why_ this was added, is Ralf :). However, I'll take a look into it.
>> This was probably added in order to avoid mod_rewrite-loops. Perhaps
>> it isn't necessary any longer.
> 
> No, sorry, I cannot remember myself. But you can be right, it looks like
> it was to prevent loops. The only other possible reason I can think of
> is that it was to perhaps speed up processing. But, as I said, I no
> longer can remember the real reason.

Hmm. After further thinking about it... I'm in favour of removing the check in
2.1. But I wouldn't backport it, since it *may* lead to a different behaviour
of existing rules.

Any Opinions?

nd

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