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 rewrite.drbacchus.com 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)