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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] securing a file -one by one the penguins take my sanity away
Date Thu, 29 Aug 2002 14:19:44 GMT
>From: Jeff White []
> ... Use only unix-like forward-slashes (i.e. "/") in pathnames ...
>What one programmer's program accepts for
>it's input is fine. 
>But when that one programmer's program
>returns output for other Windows programs 
>to use, just what "style" should it be in?

httpd.conf is a configuration file for a specific program so can use an arbitrary format to
describe pathnames and anything else. The original developers apparently chose "/" to delimit
directories in a path. This concurs with Unix and HTTP URLs but might look a little odd to
a windows user.

However, in its interactions with other windows programs (such as the OS itself) apache clearly
uses the correct native windows format since it finds the directories!

Maybe I don't understand the question?


Owen Boyle

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