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From Igor Galić <i.ga...@brainsware.org>
Subject Re: DO NOT REPLY [Bug 51959] New: Broken link to "Mastering Regular Expressions, by Jeffrey Friedl" about regular expressions
Date Sun, 09 Oct 2011 17:43:46 GMT


----- Original Message -----
> 
> On Oct 4, 2011, at 11:40 PM, bugzilla@apache.org wrote:
> 
> > http://httpd.apache.org/docs/current/en/rewrite/intro.html#regex
> > links to
> > http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/regex2/index.html which yields a
> > 404.
> > 
> > BTW. I think that linking to a book is overkill.
> 
> What are folks' thoughts on this subject - ie, linking to a book from
> an intro to Regular Expressions? It's unquestionably the best
> resource on the topic, and it's not in any way self-serving -
> Jeffrey isn't in any way involved with our project and I don't think
> I've ever even met him.
> 
> Any dissenting voices think we need to remove this link? The topic of
> external links has come up now and then over the years, but I don't
> know that we've ever set a firm stance on it.

It's "standard literature", +1

> --
> Rich Bowen
> rbowen@rcbowen.com
> rbowen@apache.org

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