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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: FileSystem v.s. Other Resources [was configurable Location?]
Date Thu, 05 Feb 2004 20:26:56 GMT
At 12:17 PM 2/5/2004, Joshua Slive wrote:

>> I do, however, agree that doing a directory-walk on virtual resources is
>> not nice.  But my opinion is that "virtualness" is a property of the
>> resource, and hence should be designated when selecting the resource.
>> That is why I suggested changing SetHandler rather than <Location>.
>And perhaps I'm going way off in left field here, but why should this be
>user-configurable at all?  Shouldn't the (for example) server-status
>handler know itself that it is a virtual handler, and therefore indicate
>that the directory-walk should be skipped?

For example, yes.  But on the other hand, what prevents someone from
removing the server-status handler in the fixups phase and tricking us into
serving a file.

I'd like to see the default handler entirely detached from the request if the
dir_walk code has been bypassed.


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