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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Re: Suexec doc (Was Re: Fixing confusion of Apache vs httpd)
Date Wed, 17 Mar 2010 12:54:40 GMT

On Mar 17, 2010, at 8:15 AM, Noirin Shirley wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 12:37 PM, Rich Bowen <>  
> wrote:
>> Summary:
>> It appears that the majority is in favor of 'Apache HTTP Server' when
>> referred to in full, but there doesn't seem to be much of a  
>> consensus of how
>> this should be abbreviated, so that we don't have to say the full  
>> name every
>> time.
> Looking at the example sentences below, it seems to me that "Apache
> HTTP Server" and "the server" could be the solution to all of this.
>> In deciding what file to serve for a given request, the server's
>>    default behavior is to take the URL-Path for the request (the part
>>    of the URL following the hostname and port) and add it to the end
>>    of the <directive module="core">DocumentRoot</directive> specified
>>    in your configuration files.
>> Apache HTTP Server is also capable of <a href="vhosts/">Virtual
>>    Hosting</a>, where the server receives requests for more than one
>>    host.
>> Apache HTTP Server offers several different ways to accomplish this.
> The last is mildly clunky, but I don't think there's a completely
> clunk-free option on the table anyway.

There are many, many places in the docs where simple rewording would  
improve not only the clunk factor, but make the entire thing a lot  
easier to understand. This is, of course, an ongoing task. :)

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