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From Ivan Montoro <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] ExtFilterDefine mode=input
Date Sat, 05 Jul 2003 19:02:59 GMT
 --- Joshua Slive <> wrote: > 
> On Sat, 5 Jul 2003, Ivan Montoro wrote:
> > Taking the Filter method, I cannot use
> mod_ext_filter
> > to take incoming request, as they will be
> implemented
> > in the future. Does anybody know when this
> features
> > would be implemented? The idea of writing my own
> > filter is nice, but I'm quite bad C programmer :)
> mod_ext_filter has the ability to act as an input
> filter already committed
> in the 2.1 (development) version.  It will probably
> get back-ported to
> 2.0, but not before the next release.  You may be
> able to use the updated
> version of mod_ext_filter in an older apache, but I
> haven't checked to see
> if there are any other necessary changes.  See:
> Certainly mod_ext_filter isn't going to be the most
> efficient way to do
> this, since it will be like running a cgi script on
> every request.
> mod_rewrite or a custom-written module would be more
> efficient.
> Joshua.

Thanks Joshua for the info. You're right this would be
like returning to the CGI era. If I want to CVS this
to check it out, should I only download
mod_ext_filter.c or should I do a complete checkout?
(remember I'm a "compiler", not a "programmer" ;)

This question goes to everybody: what do you think in
an InputFilter based on ICAP or something like that?
Delivering the responsability of parsing and checking
the HTTP headers to a TCP/UDP service would be easier
than builing all logic in an Apache filter... I'm
thinking in a sort of server running in a central
machine with it's own database/pool and returning "OK,
get that resource for that guy" or "nonono, return
this HTTP/HTML error to requesting machine" (of course
I would take one of our programmers into filter code


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