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From Ian Holsman <>
Subject Re: Proxying subrequests
Date Thu, 01 Nov 2007 06:15:49 GMT
Nick Kew wrote:
> Our subrequest API currently handles only local subrequests,
> so for example mod_include doesn't support
> <!--#include virtual=""-->.
> I've worked around this in the past with some ugly hacks.
> Looking at the code, it's actually very simple to build
> in support for remote URLs into the subrequest mechanism
> using mod_proxy.  I've just test-driven a patch comprising
> just six lines of code (attached), and it works.
> The patch still needs attention to escaping, but before
> I deal with that, can I ask for votes on the concept?
> Is there any reason not to add this feature?
I've wanted this feature in mod-include for years, and have been too 
lazy to do it.
 (relying on custom module hacks to implement it)

as for PHP security holes.. maybe a config option or something to 
enable/disable it.

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