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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject Re: TransferLog in ssl.conf
Date Wed, 25 Dec 2002 15:16:40 GMT
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On Wed, 25 Dec 2002, Astrid Kessler wrote:

> >> I'm  also wondering why we do not mark the TransferLog directive as
> >> deprecated and remove them in a later release 2.2 or 2.4 or so. In my
> >> eyes it's only a short form of CustomLog which is easy to use but not
> >> really neccessary and may confuse the user. Or do I miss something?
> >
> > My changes to the docs, are, as always, purely selfish. I don't like
> > having to explain things in class if I don't have to. ;-)
> >
> > But, seriously ...
> >
> > I always had the impression that the TransferLog was purely for
> > backward compatibility with NCSA. I can't say I particularly mind
> > having it around, but I would like to have the default configuration
> > files reflect *recommended* configuration, not merely a functional
> > one.
>
> ehm, sorry, I may have been mistakable. I didn't ask about the conf
> changes. I agree with you. This was meant with my +1.
> I asked (maybe at the wrong list) about a note in the docs like
> "This directive is deprecated and will be removed in version 2.2. Please
> use CustomLog instead."
> And then remove the directive from the code in HEAD (or in future).
>
> hm, or did I misunderstood your answer?

I think that we are in agreement. I thought you meant not remove that
from the conf file until 2.2 or 2.4, but I clearly did not real your
note carefully enough. I expect that a recommendation to remove that
directive entirely should be made on dev@, rather than here, although
I'm sure that there are people here that would have opinions on it as
well. Meanwhile, I'll hold off on the change until people trickle back
from their Chrismas holidays, and have a chance to comment.

- -- 
And everyone said, "If we only live,
We too will go to sea in a Sieve -
To the hills of the Chankly Bore!"
 (The Jumblies, by Edward Lear)
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