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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: ProxyPass globbing
Date Fri, 11 May 2007 23:01:02 GMT

On May 11, 2007, at 5:39 PM, Nick Kew wrote:

> On Fri, 11 May 2007 15:19:58 -0400
> Jim Jagielski <jim@jaguNET.com> wrote:
>
>> I've been looking at extending ProxyPass to
>> accept and use globbing patterns (basically,
>> to make it easier for those migrating from
>> mod_jk and JkMount to Apache 2.2), and it's
>> almost trivially easy, but there are some
>> "gotchas":
>
> Two half-thoughts:
>
> Is there a strong reason to prefer globs over regexps?

Regex's are almost as trivially easy to add but

   1. slightly more complex structure
   2. minor bump to proxy_alias struct

> A regexp doesn't have to be more complex than a glob,
> but gives the user who wants it that bit more hack-fu,
> and enables things people will want like
> ProxyPass	\.(gif|jpe?g|png)$	http://backend/
>
> Second, putting ProxyPass in a Directory context accomplishes
> the same thing more simply by enabling <LocationMatch> on it.

Except, of course, that this does not work :)


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