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From "Bret McMillan" <>
Subject Re: Possible shortcut/symlink entry point
Date Wed, 06 Jan 1999 15:37:34 GMT
I *did* look at doing it w/ a module... perhaps I still misunderstand
something.  Rewrite simply rewrites the url, correct?  It translates one url
into another, then apache handles the new one normally, right?  The problem
with this scheme is that the link system we use does *not* create urls the
server can handle... but rather things like "c:\bret\foo.html\"  So what I
plan on doing is, given a url, instead of the "dumb" translation apache
does, include a simple function call that looks for shortcuts/symlinks and
provides the *true* filename.

I have no idea if this is the best way to do it, and am totally open to
suggestions.  However, I only started looking at apache's source yesterday,
and also started learning about the module system yesterday as well.
Consequently, I don't have a full grasp of how everything fits together.
Please excuse any and all ignorance on my part :)


-----Original Message-----
From: Dean Gaudet <>
To: <>
Date: Tuesday, January 05, 1999 6:39 PM
Subject: Re: Possible shortcut/symlink entry point

>You missed a really important point I mentioned:  you can do it in a
>module, you don't have to touch the core.  There's a reason I said that...
>'cause if you write a module you don't have to do much work to maintain it
>as you update the core code with new releases.
>On Tue, 5 Jan 1999, Bret McMillan wrote:
>> Ok, I think I found what we're looking for...
>> static int core_translate(...)
>> Thanks for all the feedback.
>> Bret

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