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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject RE: Got a question...
Date Sat, 30 Dec 2000 18:26:22 GMT
> From: Rodent of Unusual Size [mailto:Ken.Coar@Golux.Com]
> Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2000 5:46 AM
> "William A. Rowe, Jr." wrote:
> > 
> >   The .msi installer package I'm working up can tweak whatever
> > we need, but we have a big issue with index.html.en ... I can't
> > simply resolve a shortcut since win32 doesn't like .en files.
> What doesn't it like about them?  I'd rather try to deal with
> this than warp everything else..  If possible.

In simpler words than my last message, the most significant file 
identifier on Win32 really needs to be the last identifier.  E.g.
in the file  something.ja.jis.ssi.html  the most significant is 
the .html (the contents are marked up), followed by .ssi (the file
is server parsed), followed by jis (encoded in iso-2022-jp), followed
by .ja (the file is in the Japanese lanaguage.)

Of course this is an extreme example (we don't have .ssi files today,
but this isn't a bad method for deploying 2.0 documents), but my
point is that we could drop the .ja out of the middle and still have
a legible document.  If we include meta tags, we could drop the .jis
and still be legible.  We could drop the .ssi and, while the page
won't look as pretty, it may still work.  But the difference between
an .html file, and say, a .gif file are worlds apart.

I'm not arguing for this change, I'm merely suggesting one way that
it could be implemented.  But one suggestion I didn't mention before.
The last option, of course, is to require mod_includes to be compiled
in, and SSI enable the man pages with a specific;

<Directory "@@ServerRoot@@/htdocs/manual"> 
    Options Indexes Includes Multiviews FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride None
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
    AddHandler server-parsed .html

and require that Apache is running to view the local manual pages.  
That is a change to the rolling-the-tarball bits and the default
conf files.  I don't know if I like this option or not, it certainly
hurts users with no connectivity, but then again, is that an issue for
most web server admins :-?


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