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From André Malo ...@perlig.de>
Subject Re: mod_rewrite functional patch
Date Sat, 20 Nov 2004 00:37:14 GMT
* Christian Parpart <trapni@gentoo.org> wrote:

> > Actually you don't need to patch httpd-2.0 for *that*. You can write a
> > small module, which registers the mapper function at runtime.
> 
> This is a way to much overhead, just for this function, isn't it?

Given the fact, that the 2.0 architecture is built for such extensions - 
not much. And compared to the effort of maintaining a patch... ;-)

> > (I'm a happy Gentoo user, though I'm naturally using my 
> > own httpd ebuild ;-))
> 
> *heh*... however, it's not really nice (personally) to read, that you're
> using your own ebuild. I hope the next ebuild updates in future (mid
> december) will change your mind ;-)

Probably not. I'm using some own patches, different config scheme, etc., but
I'll look at it from time to time to see what happens to the httpd :)

> > However, I think, the map is way too special for common inclusion. A
> > better way would be to provide a general replace map (starting with 2.1,
> > I'd suggest). For 2.0 releases the small support module should be enough.
> > How does this sound?
> 
> That replace map sounds great to me. this would fill the requirements for 
> MediaWiki (easily) and could be use for more general purposes as well.
> 
> However, I fear a bit for the syntax to be used in httpd.conf then since I'm
> not that creative ATM.

Something like:

RewriteMap replace int:replace
RewriteRule (.*) ${replace:x|y}

'misusing' the default value, which isn't even needed in that case. Though
this would require some more code changes in mod_rewrite (passing the default
value to the map), this sounds like a good idea to me - and should not be in
2.0.

> I submitted a patch in [1] just before I read your mail. I'm willing to
> spend some time tonight to write that module - but I'll maybe need some help
> anyway. lets see.

No problem. It reminds (e.g. me) that there's something open ;)

nd
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