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From Josh Glover <>
Subject Re: New GUI for Apache
Date Wed, 24 Apr 2002 19:24:02 GMT
Joshua Slive wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Apr 2002, Pete Nelson wrote:
>>Here's a big 'what if . . .'
>>I've heard that the apache documentation starts out in some XML format
>>(is this correct?) and then is transformed into HTML.  What if there was
>>a way to access that XML, and use it to see if the config directive you
>>want to use is correct for your version of Apache and correct for the
>>context in which it's being used?  You could also use the XML to
>>reference any 'help' on a specific directive.
> This would not work with the current docs, because the <compatibility> tag
> is too free-form (ie. "Available in Apache 1.3.19 and later").  But if
> someone is interested in this, the XML format could easily be changed to
> accomodate it.  Discussion should go to

Shouldn't be too hard to parse that with a regexp, though. Of course, 
something like "1.3.19+" would be easier.

Josh Glover <>

Associate Systems Administrator

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