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From Nick Kew <>
Subject Laying undead myths to rest
Date Mon, 08 May 2006 12:17:31 GMT
There are a few undead "apache myths" still floating around,
due to clueless third-party tutorials.  I wonder if there's any value
in countering these zombies with specific notes in our documentation.

Here's an example patch of the kind I have in mind:

--- mod/mod_mime.xml    (revision 404858)
+++ mod/mod_mime.xml    (working copy)
@@ -500,6 +500,14 @@
       <directive module="mod_mime">TypesConfig</directive> file.

+    <note>
+      There is a persistent myth about <directive>AddType</directive>
+      and "magic" types to turn on scripting such as CGI or PHP.
+      This has been wrong since the release of Apache 1.1 in 1996,
+      when the <directive>AddHandler</directive> directive removed
+      the need for this dirty hack.
+    </note>
     <p>The <var>extension</var> argument is case-insensitive, and can
     be specified with or without a leading dot.</p>

Nick Kew

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