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From Nick Kew <>
Subject Re: mod_rewrite @ hackathon
Date Thu, 29 Oct 2009 00:05:59 GMT

On 28 Oct 2009, at 18:32, Rich Bowen wrote:

> A while back I split the mod_rewrite "guide" into two files, mostly  
> because the one was way too long.
> That was a mistake, since the division between basic and advanced is  
> pretty arbitrary, and now nobody can find anything.
> I'm planning to spend whatever time I have at the hackathon next  
> week splicing them back together and considering whether a more  
> sensible division would work - perhaps by topic, or by ... I don't  
> know. Suggestions welcomed. Yes, I should have started this thread  
> weeks ago, but it's been pretty busy chez moi, and this is the first  
> day I've really had time to think about the hackathon.
> And I need to work on my mod_perl presentation, too, so the two  
> things go together pretty well. Ideally, my mod_perl presentation is  
> something of a rewrite guide style anyways.

I won't be there, but if you're on IRC, I might take an interest in  
concurrently on "mod_rewrite is obsolete", a guide to often-simpler
alternatives based on the examples in the rewriteguide.

Oh, and it won't show mod_rewrite obsolete in all applications.
Hopefully it'll give readers a much clearer idea of the subset of
current use cases where it is indeed a good option :)

Nick Kew

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