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From Erik Abele <>
Subject Re: Ban the phrase "reverse-proxy"?
Date Wed, 01 Aug 2007 21:43:27 GMT
On 01.08.2007, at 21:32, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> On Aug 1, 2007, at 11:55 AM, Ruediger Pluem wrote:
>> ...
>> Thats fine, but please keep the term reverse-proxy in parallel for  
>> the reasons
>> stated by others here. It may be a silly and incorrect term, but  
>> in contrast to
>> gateway in this context it is widely used and (at least many :-))  
>> people do know
>> what it means.
> Actually, very few people know what it means, which is why we end up
> with so many poorly designed extensions to mod_proxy that really
> should be in a separate module called mod_gateway.

So in that light we should probably start educating the developers  
first instead of the users ;-)

In any case, +1 to extending the docs for now rather than simply  
substituting (as proposed by Bill "reverse-proxy (e.g. gateway  


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