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From Justin Erenkrantz <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r354141 - /httpd/httpd/branches/authz-dev/modules/aaa/mod_auth.h
Date Mon, 05 Dec 2005 19:37:33 GMT
--On December 5, 2005 7:31:26 PM +0000 wrote:

> Still need AUTHZ_DECLINED for now,  The converted mod_authz_user is
> referencing it

I think those references should be switched to AUTHZ_DENIED.

AUTHZ_DECLINED has no purpose in a provider scheme, IMHO.  Declined is 
saying, "Um, doofus, you shouldn't have called me as I can't do anything 
with this."  With the explicit providers, we should be able to prevent that.

For the specific cases with mod_authz_user, since the invoker has the 
method_mask, it can do the check before invocation of the provider - hence, 
we can abstract that away from the providers themselves.  I'd prefer the 
providers not to even know about the method mask.  -- justin

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