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From Joshua Slive <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject Re: cvs commit: httpd-2.0/docs/conf httpd-win.conf
Date Mon, 17 Nov 2003 14:43:43 GMT

On Mon, 17 Nov 2003, [ISO-8859-15] André Malo wrote:

> * rbowen@apache.org wrote:
>
> >   Unless anyone strenuously objects, I'm adding back the comments
> >   regarding ScriptInterpreterSource. We're getting an increasing number of
> >   questions about this.
>
> I'm -0 on it, because using ScriptInterpretersource registry without further
> explanation of the flaws is dangerous. Using ScriptInterpreterSource
> registry-strict without knowing what it does is silly.
> However, let us document it better and just refer to the docs, if at all.
> Second objection is: The httpd.conf may not become a doc replacement. It
> disturbes me a bit, that (a) people get such a big default config which gives
> wrong impressions about how to use the apache. ("complex", <IfModule over all
> and everywhere etc.).

I agree on all nd's points.

Including a URL to the ScriptInterpreterSource docs would certainly be
appropriate, as would be adding a section to this doc discussing the cgi
issue:
http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/platform/windows.html

Most of what you just put in the comments could go verbatim into a new
section of windows.html.  (But, of course, we shouldn't be recommending
"registry" for most users.)

Joshua.

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