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From Adiel Cristo <>
Subject Re: Suexec doc (Was Re: Fixing confusion of Apache vs httpd)
Date Fri, 12 Mar 2010 13:35:41 GMT

I am a student of Computer Science UFBA - Brazil, and share the 
documentation list for a long time because I am developing a project 
that involves the Apache HTTP Server Documentation.

I don't know if the discussion of these changes in nomenclature of the 
server is open to everyone or just to you who work directly with the 
documentation, but I make a suggestion.

It can be defined at the beginning of documentation, in a relevant 
local, that "Apache HTTP Server" refers to the server as a whole, 
including all its processes (httpd, apachectl, etc.) and "httpd" refers 
to the process explicitly, or could be used only "httpd" for two, with a 
different markup to distinguish when referring to the server and when it 
refers to the process.

I think that use only the term "Apache 2" would lead to the belief that 
"Apache 1" or simply "Apache" refers to the first version of the server.

Anyway, this is just a suggestion, so excuse any inconvenience.



    *Adiel Cristo*
    /"The measure of my steps is the will of my Father..."/
    Web Developer / Web Designer / Information Architect


Em 12/3/2010 09:35, Rich Bowen escreveu:
> On Mar 12, 2010, at 7:27 AM, Rich Bowen wrote:
>> On Mar 12, 2010, at 6:29 AM, Eric Covener wrote:
>>>>> We are unlikely to ever completely fix this in the public 
>>>>> perception, but
>>>>> the program is "httpd", the "Apache HTTP Server".  If you could 
>>>>> all help
>>>>> to identify "Apache" abuse throughout the documentation and web 
>>>>> pages, and
>>>>> transform those to "httpd" for shorthand, that would be a huge help.
>>> I am still confused over when "Apache HTTP Server" and when "httpd".
>>> Is the former just a baby step to the latter?
>>> I wanted to do a mass sed of s/Apache 2/Apache HTTP Server 2/g, but if
>>> "Apache HTTP Server" is only the marginally less confusing term I
>>> didn't want the unnecessary churn.
>>> ("Apache 2" just happens to get a lot of hits and is a pretty safe 
>>> expression)
>> What I ahve been trying to do is to use 'Apache HTTP Server (httpd)' 
>> at the beginning of a document, and 'httpd' thereafter. Perhaps 
>> Noirin can tell us what we should be doing here.
> Also, should we be using particular markup, such as 
> <code>httpd</code>, to refer to the server?
> --Rich
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