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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: Suexec doc (Was Re: Fixing confusion of Apache vs httpd)
Date Tue, 16 Mar 2010 12:55:03 GMT
On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 10:23 PM, William A. Rowe Jr.
<> wrote:
> On 3/13/2010 10:41 AM, Noirin Shirley wrote:
>> If we're going to do a massive sed, my preference would be for Apache
>> HTTPD and HTTPD, because the capitalisation avoids the confusion
>> between httpd-the-server and httpd-the-command, and it's fewer words
>> :-)
> Please note, Apache httpd [always lower case] is the httpd (short name)
> application program from the Apache Software Foundation.  Apache HTTP Server
> is the title of the program.  The letters HTTPD in upper case are nonsense,
> because HTTP is capitalized as a specification and acronym, while httpd
> is lower case following the convention that the program is installed with.
> Introducing "Apache HTTPD" [omiting Server], or "HTTPD" or "Apache Server"
> all serve to further confuse this landscape.  And this is certainly not
> the work of the Apache HTTPD Server Project ;-)

+1, strong preference for "Apache HTTP Server" in the vast majority of
non-heres-the-name-of-an-executable references.

Eric Covener

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