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From Nick Kew <>
Subject Re: DO NOT REPLY [Bug 47184] Feature request: DirectoryHandler
Date Tue, 15 Sep 2009 18:29:40 GMT wrote:
> --- Comment #12 from Will Rowe <> 2009-09-15 09:58:13 PDT ---
> It would be good not to add new grammar to the config (e.g. FrontController).
> Default has the issues raised on the dev@ list discussion thread.  Fallback is 
> good.  But Fallback alone seems awfully general and hard for the administrator 
> who comes across it to predict what it does when they first encounter it.  
> Is it a Handler, Action or Mapping?  I found Nick's choice amusing ;-)  Since 
> the syntax and behavior mirror the Action directive (without a first argument, 
> of course) and we do not specify a handler name, it seems that FallbackAction 
> is the most easy-to-comprehend choice.

I'd accept that.  But I was never 100% convinced by any of the
second-word candidates.  What's actually implemented is an
internal URL, and the nearest (very close) analogy is

DrBacchus and I are both on IRC, where we discussed this a couple
of hours ago.  Why don't you join us?  I'm sure if anyone else were
so concerned about it as to have a problem with us chatting off-list,
they'd have contributed to the subject by now.

Nick Kew

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