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From Axel-St├ęphane SMORGRAV <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] How to set up Apache2 forward proxy server over SSL?
Date Wed, 28 Jun 2006 06:45:33 GMT
No it's not. It's mostly used to fix poor HTML code served by the application server (e.g.
absolute URLs), or URL prefixes modified by the proxy server (why would anyone want to do
that anyway ?) thereby breaking links (e.g. <A href=...) 
Without any offense to the author, mod_proxy_html can be useful in some cases, but in other
cases it may cause just as many problems as it will solve. It is for example very rigorous
about the HTML and JavaScript syntax of documents. If the original document is poorly coded,
mod_proxy_html may generate output which will not be rendered well by browsers (the malformed
code would have worked because they  usually make "educated" guesses about the author's intentions).
It can break some charsets (due to libxml2).
Unless absolutely compelled to, I avoid using it, and I have mostly managed to so far.

Otherwise I believe the answer to your question is in the new mod_proxy_html FAQ:


From: [] 
Sent: Saturday, June 24, 2006 7:52 PM
Subject: [users@httpd] How to set up Apache2 forward proxy server over SSL?

mod_proxy_html is a must for reverse proxy server.

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