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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: SetVirtualDocumentRoot / per request document root / context root?
Date Mon, 13 Dec 2010 03:15:07 GMT
On 12/12/2010 4:23 PM, Stefan Fritsch wrote:
> On Wednesday 10 November 2010, Stefan Fritsch wrote:
>>> The frequency with which this gets asked seems to make it
>>> worthwhile doing something, even if this patch isn't the right
>>> thing to do.
>>
>> Maybe the larger solution of having a document_root field in the 
>> request_rec would be better. Has anyone had a chance to look at 
>> Ondrej's patch, already? I didn't get around to doing it, yet.
>>
>> https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=49705
> 
> I have looked at the patch and it looks reasonable. The fact that two 
> known modules (mod_vhost_ldap and mod_ftp) copy the whole server_rec 
> just to change the document root means that this feature is needed.
> 
> Well, at least for mod_ftp it is...
> 
> I am wondering if the people who want this for mod_vhost_* actually 
> want something else, namely an easy way to get the root dir of a web 
> application in php/cgi/whatever...
> 
> What about this idea:
> 
> Add two new cgi env variables: CONTEXT_ROOT and CONTEXT_ROOT_PATH (or 
> APP_ROOT/APP_ROOT_PATH or ...). And add a new config directive

Feh... DOCUMENT_ROOT was bad enough, do we have to persist the concept
of sharing such things with the app?  For that matter, what are the vars
that are used in app doc models today, why would we have to invent this
again?

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