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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Re: Auto-index sorting in 1.3
Date Mon, 20 Aug 2001 02:47:46 GMT
On Sun, 19 Aug 2001, Joshua Slive wrote:

> <Quote Rich Bowen>
> 2.0 now has a very nice explanation of how the automatic directory
> ordering and searching works, but there is, as far as I can find, no
> description of this behavior in the 1.3 docs. I'm writing such a
> description, and wondered where the best place to put it would be. In
> the 2.0 docs, it is stuck in at the top of mod_autoindex.html, which
> seems like a somewhat logical place, but means that you have to scroll
> for some time to get to the listing of directives. However, if this is
> where folks want it, I'll put it in there.
> </Quote>
> The directive listing should not be shoved down.  If the "Summary" grows
> beyond a few paragraphs, then it should be split into sections and placed
> below the directive listing.  So it should be
> 1. Header stuff
> 2. Summary (1-3 paragraphs)
> 3. Directive Listing
> 4. More details (as many sections as required)
> 5. Directive definitions.

Just for the record, this ordering seems to be the way that it is
handled in /mod/mod_mime.html and it works very well there. I think
that rearranging the 2.0 autoindex docs in this manner would be a very
simple undertaking. Any objections if I go ahead and do that?

Who can say where the road goes
Where the day flows
Only time
 --Pilgrim (Enya - A Day Without Rain)

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