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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject Re: Order directive still busted in 2.0?
Date Tue, 31 Jul 2007 18:17:47 GMT

On Jul 31, 2007, at 14:14, Joshua Slive wrote:

> On 7/31/07, Rich Bowen <rbowen@rcbowen.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Jul 31, 2007, at 13:50, Eric Covener wrote:
>>
>>> http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/mod_access.html#order
>>>
>>> The paragraphs for Deny,Allow and Allow,Deny are (still?) swapped?
>>
>> It is actually correct. However, it is explained in the most
>> confusing way possible. In particular, it is explained in the manner
>> that it is actually evaluated in the code, rather than in the manner
>> that anyone other than a firewall admin would think about it.
>>
>> There's *got* to be a way to explain what these directives do that
>> won't leave almost everybody confused. I get confused every time I
>> read these, and have to re-read them several times to figure out if
>> they are correct.
>>
>> I will be *SO* glad when these directives finally go away.
>
> No, it's not correct. See:
> http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_authz_host.html#order
> for example. I fixed trunk and 2.2 a while back but somehow missed  
> 2.0.

Ok, I stand corrected. I thought that this was a difference between  
the way that I think about it and the way that it actually happens  
internally. So apparently I was even more confused than I thought I  
was. ;-)

--
Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above  
principles.
George Jean Nathan




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