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From Nick Kew <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Figuring out the order in which directives apply
Date Mon, 28 Jan 2008 22:54:47 GMT
On Mon, 28 Jan 2008 16:54:32 -0500
"Mark H. Wood" <mwood@IUPUI.Edu> wrote:

> Is there some document I can read to help me understand the order in
> which configuration directives from different modules apply?

maybe you're looking for

> In this instance I wanted to know whether I could use Allow/Deny rules
> before a request gets picked off and handed over to a servlet
> container by mod_jk.  There didn't seem to be any obvious way to
> answer the question except by experiment.  (My result:  I *think* this
> works.)

That's simple: allow/deny rules apply before any content handler.
To do otherwise would be nonsensical.

This might be clearer in some of the developer docs, such as

Nick Kew

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