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From "Vincent Bray" <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] mod_rewrite tilde expansion
Date Tue, 18 Sep 2007 15:33:51 GMT
On 18/09/2007, Eric Covener <> wrote:
> Somewhat surprising side effect of passing around backreferences
> starting with ~foo

Surprising indeed. I wish I'd known about this earlier dealing with
some #apache questions about mod_userdir inflexibility.

> Any suggestion for better wording/formatting/placement appreciated

Given that this is rather surprising behaviour (repetition of effort
in a modular server), I'd suggest maybe also pointing out that with
behaviour is independent of mod_userdir even being loaded:

When the substitution string begins with a string resembling "/~user"
(via explicit text or backreferences), mod_rewrite performs home
directory expansion. This behaviour is independent of mod_userdir
being loaded or configured.


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