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From Joshua Slive <sl...@finance.commerce.ubc.ca>
Subject Re: allow, require, deny, etc
Date Sun, 10 Sep 2000 17:02:05 GMT
On Sat, 9 Sep 2000, Rich Bowen wrote:

> OK, another pet peeve of mine. I know that there are historical reasons
> for having some directives start with a lowercase letter. But is there
> really any reason to continue doing this? Directive parsing is not
> case-sensitive, and we can change the documentation without changing any
> code. I'm proposing that we start using Allow, Require, Deny, and Order,
> so that all directives have the same capitalization. Consistency is a
> Good Thing.
> 

I agree.  Something that is missing from the docs (or, at least, I haven't
found it) is a discussion of the basic format of the configuration files
and how they work.  There is a couple paragraphs in
http://www.apache.org/docs/invoking.html
but not much detail.  For example, I don't know if it states anywhere
that directives are not case-sensitive, or that comments are
not allowed on the same line as directives.  (In fact, I believe there
are even some examples in the docs of comments and directives on
the same line.)

Joshua


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