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From William A Rowe Jr <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: Stand-alone negation on Require (was: Quick 2.4 question)
Date Thu, 30 Mar 2017 22:32:59 GMT
On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 3:02 PM, Philip Prindeville
<philipp_subx@redfish-solutions.com> wrote:
> I’ve not heard back so I’m going to go ahead and file a bug as a placekeeper.

+1 (I'm not seeing this yet.)

>> On Mar 29, 2017, at 7:04 PM, Philip Prindeville <philipp_subx@redfish-solutions.com>
wrote:
>>
>> to allow access contingent on the presence of a flag, it should also be possible
to do the inverse: allow access contingent on the absence of a flag:
>>
>> <Location />
>>    Require not env is_a_bogon
>> </Location>
>>
>> More broadly on a philosophical level, looking at Comment 3 by Daniel Gruno:
>>
>> https://bz.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=53069#c3
>>
>> He writes:
>>
>> “[…] I have made some changes to the access howto to emphasize that a negation
cannot stand on its own.”
>>
>> Just out of curiosity, why can’t it stand on its own?
>>
>> I don’t see anything intrinsically wrong about gating on the _absence_ of _negative
factors_.

This is complete nonsense IMO, a basic CS 101 failure. Can any
of the authors or maintainers explain?

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