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From Tony Stevenson <>
Subject Re: Rewrite Docs
Date Tue, 29 May 2007 21:30:36 GMT

Tony Stevenson wrote:
> Mads Toftum wrote:
>> On Tue, May 29, 2007 at 09:24:31PM +0100, Tony Stevenson wrote:
>>> Ok,
>>> After my last few patches lacked the necessary gusto to be comitted 
>>> (due to my less than perfect English), I have been plugging away on 
>>> the rewrite docs, the ones that no one wants to touch.  I have 
>>> noticed a common theme throughout the exisiting documents that 
>>> relate mod_rewrite to voodoo/magic.
>>> In my hacked-up/new versions I have removed all references to this.  
>>> I just feel it outsthe frighteners on people, before they really 
>>> should be scared.
>>> I guess what I am trying to ask, is, does anyone have any objections 
>>> this?
>> Yeah, I do have a objection ... how is Rich going to sell his book if
>> you make it all easy? ;)
>> Kidding aside, I don't really like that you're stripping the "soul" of
>> the original doc. For many people, mod_rewrite is difficult to grasp and
>> tricking them into thinking that it isn't won't help one bit.
>> As it is, someone else has already stripped more than enough of the
>> original warnings and I'd be +1 to keeping the ones that are still there
>> today.
> Sorry, I think the point has been missed here.  I had no intention of 
> pinching Richs' ability to produce a good book.
> Nor do I intend to strip the soul of the documents, more rather remove 
> the references to voodoo and magic.
> Believe you me, I of all people, fully appreciate how difficult it is 
> to grasp mod_rewrite.
> I guess I am ust trying to demystify the whole thing.

Ok, here is just a small example of what I have done so far.  I have 
attached a patch for rewrite/rewrite_intro.xml
Hopefully this will show what I am trying to do.

*Please note I am not submitting this for review/commiting*


> -- 
> Tony
>> vh
>> Mads Toftum
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