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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: Apache Documentation]
Date Tue, 26 Sep 2000 21:53:11 GMT
On Wed, 27 Sep 2000, Doug Young wrote:

> This is EXACTLY the problem faced by most regular (as in non geeky) users
> of apache. There's no question that apache itself usually performs well, but
> trying to make sense of the horribly obtuse documentation is a real feat.
> I've prepared a basic tutorial on FreeBSD setup / configuration for the
> thousand
> odd members of a non-profit internet access group & have received countless
> comments along the lines that "its nice to see that someone has finally
> prepared
> some docs in regular user language". I would like to do something similar on
> apache,
> but to do so one needs to find simple english answers in the first place ...
> the present
> state of the "official" docs is such that is the LAST place for
> regular users
> to go in search of intelligible answers !!!!

Check the recently added:

I actually think that the apache docs are not that bad.  However, they are
a "reference" and not a "guide".  You need to already know something about
what you want to do before the docs will help you do it.  I think they
were basically written from the perspective of an experieced web admin
upgrading from NCSA httpd.

So, do you have specific suggestions?

Joshua Slive
Phone: (604) 822-1871

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