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From Ralf Mattes ...@seid-online.de>
Subject Re: reference out of date?
Date Tue, 27 Mar 2007 21:45:56 GMT
On Tue, 2007-03-27 at 13:20 -0700, John David Duncan wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> It's a very useful book, even though it predates apache 2.

Hmm, it sure was a very useful book until recently - since it pretty
much was _the_ only book on Apache module development. I was always
amazed at the lack of documentation for Apache2 module developers.
Go get a copy of Nick's book fast. This is the best (and only) you can
get for Apache2 -- if you feel like it you might want to read parts of
"Writing Apache Modules .."  (esp. the introduction chapters and the
smallish part on C at the end) but Nick's tome is pretty much a must.
If some nitts and picks with that book but there is a wealth of
information in it - don't waste your time reading partially out-of-date
documentation fragments from the web.
Just my 0.01 €

 Cheers, RalfD


> You will need to supplement it (with a few articles on "converting  
> modules from apache 1.3 to apache 2", and with the doxygen pages for  
> apache 2 and apr, or with Nick Kew's new book), but I still find it  
> to be an indespensible reference to the Apache API.
>
> <
> JD
> 
> 
> On Mar 27, 2007, at 1:04 PM, Sam Carleton wrote:
> 
> > Many moons ago, around 2001 I believe, I purchased the book "Writing
> > Apache Modules with Perl and C" by Lincoln Stein and Doug MacEachern.
> > I have not dug it up yet, but I am guessing that it was written for
> > Apache 1.x.  For my needs, handling basic requests, will it be out of
> > date?
> >
> > Sam


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