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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Re: Deprecate the RewriteLog directive
Date Mon, 15 Mar 2010 16:11:42 GMT

On Mar 12, 2010, at 1:44 PM, Graham Leggett wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am currently having a torrid time trying to debug a mod_rewrite  
> problem, and my efforts have been thwarted by:
> - mod_rewrite for some reason has it's own logging subsystem,  
> instead of using the standard httpd logging.
> - mod_rewrite doesn't seem to support the concept of directive  
> inheritance, so the moment you specify "RewriteEngine on", any  
> inherited config - including your RewriteLog directive - gets blown  
> out the window.
> What I propose is that we deprecate the RewriteLog directive, and  
> replace all logging functionality in mod_rewrite with standard httpd  
> logging.
> Would v2.4 be an acceptable time to introduce something like this?

That would be delightful.

Many things in mod_rewrite presumably seemed like a good idea at the  
time, but with ten years perspective make me wonder what Ralf was  

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