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From Jess Holle <je...@ptc.com>
Subject Re: Invitation to HTTPD commiters in tomcat-dev
Date Tue, 20 Jul 2004 15:43:36 GMT
Graham Leggett wrote:

> Henri Gomez wrote:
>
>> It's now time to refactor and redesign it with Apache 2.x (APR/AP) in
>> mind to follow Apache 2.x admins habbits and try to make something
>> simpler.
>>
>> We came on httpd-dev for advice from experts, and may be an
>> extended mod_proxy could be the solution. But we also want to keep
>> the AJP/1.3 and AJP/1.4 protocols since it works well and so a pure
>> HTTP proxy is only part of the game.
>
> I think any module that speaks ajp/1.X should be called mod_ajp, keeps 
> things simple and clean.
>
>> - Could mod_proxy be open to support AJP/1.x as tomcat connections ?
>
> I don't think mod_proxy should support ajp, rather a dedicated ajp 
> module should.
>
> But I'm still not convinced a separate protocol is needed when HTTP 
> exists and is supported already.
>
> The "httpd serves the static content" feature can be implemented 
> through extending ProxyPass to support regular expressions, for example:

That would be a hard requirement for our usage as well.  A huge reason 
for using Apache is to serve the static content at that level.

--
Jess Holle


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