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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject mod_rewrite docs
Date Wed, 13 Aug 2008 12:01:40 GMT
I've finally resurfaced, and am once again tinkering with the  
mod_rewrite documentation. My goal is to have the rewrite guide be  
full of actual useful real-world examples, and stuff that folks are  
actually asking on IRC and the users@ list, and to have the  
explanations be actual explanations, rather than just "don't think,  
just do this" recipes.

I'd also like to get all of the stuff in the ill-fated into either the real docs, or into the official  
wiki, so that I can retire that hardware before it gives up the ghost.

So I expect for a while it will look like I'm just flailing about  
aimlessly, but I have a general plan in mind, and I hope I'm moving in  
that direction. Although one can hope that HTTPD 3.0 will make  
mod_rewrite nothing more than an unpleasant memory, for the moment  
it's one of our biggest support burdens, at least on IRC, and I  
naively believe that this could be helped by better documentation, and  
better examples.

I think I've decided to focus on the trunk docs, but if someone wanted  
to apply patches to 2.2, I expect that there are folks who would  
appreciate that. I don't know how cleanly the patches will apply back  
to 2.0, but perhaps that's worth doing, too.


The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree,  
is by accident. That's where we come in; we're computer professionals.  
We cause accidents.
(Nathaniel Borenstein)

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