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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Re: FW: .htaccess doc is bogus (fwd)
Date Tue, 04 Sep 2001 11:07:05 GMT
On Mon, 3 Sep 2001, Cliff Woolley wrote:

> On Mon, 3 Sep 2001, Joshua Slive wrote:
> > I forwarded it because it does point out a common problem people have.
> > Someone (perhaps their ISP) tells them to "do it with .htaccess".
> > They then come to the docs, and can't figure out what the heck
> > that means.  There are only a couple places in the docs that tell people
> > what an .htaccess file is and how to use it.
> >
> > I don't know what the solution is, but it is a problem I have heard more
> > than once.
> Is there any document that summarizes "these are the directives that are
> valid from .htaccess" to keep you from having to look through the
> documentation of every single directive in every single module to figure
> it out?  Are there any samples of how to do the easy .htaccess tasks like
> setting up a plain and simple mod_auth or mod_access configuration?  I
> used to get asked these things ALL THE TIME by my users when I was a
> webmaster... I had to just have a stock .htaccess I could give them to
> learn from.  A document along those lines if it doesn't already exist
> would probably go a long way...

Ah, ok. That makes sense. I have at least one such doc, which might
provide a decent starting place. Should that go in the howto area?

(By the way, I promised an authentication howto several weeks ago, and
it's almost ready.)

Rich Bowen -
As we trace our own few circles around the sun
We get it backwards and our seven years go by like one
	Dog Years (Rush - Test for Echo - 1999)

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