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From Nilesh Govindarajan <li...@itech7.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Re: Conditionally process directives based on environment variable values in Apache conf?
Date Thu, 01 Apr 2010 01:48:25 GMT
On 04/01/10 00:58, Jeffery Martin wrote:
> I found this in the mail archives.
>
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/httpd-users/200601.mbox/%3Ce498c1660601190620i664df153y2bbbbd8f7aa2a9d7@mail.gmail.com%3E
>
> "But the standard advice in cases like this is: httpd.conf is not a
> programming language, it is a config file.  If you need more advanced
> features, then use your favorite preprocess (m4, etc) to generate your
> config files."
>
> This certainly applies to my situation, and I was thinking something
> similar.  Still, the Apache httpd conf syntax is quite powerful, so my
> question still seemed worth asking.
>
>
>
> On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 1:16 PM, Jeffery Martin<je44ery@gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> Is there a way in the Apache conf syntax to conditionally process
>> directives based on a string comparison using environment variables?
>>
>> I am aware of using the IfDefine directive and the -D flag of httpd,
>> but that functionality is not quite when I am looking for.
>>
>> For example, suppose the directive I am looking for were named
>> "IfMatch".  I would want to do something like this.
>>
>> <IfMatch ${MYVAR1} "production">
>>     # Directives related to production.
>> </IfMatch>
>>
>> <IfMatch ${MYVAR1} "test">
>>     # Directives related to test.
>> </IfMatch>
>>
>> <IfMatch ${MYVAR1} "development">
>>     # Directives related to development.
>> </IfMatch>
>>
>> I realize that I could do the equivalent with IfDefine and 3 different
>> define parameters, but I am wondering if it is possible to perform the
>> string comparison within the Apache conf itself as I detailed above.
>>
>>
>> Thanks, All.
>>
>
>
>

With 2.3 coming, httpd.conf will support LUA as per the announcement. So 
you need to wait till 2.3 is out. :)

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Nilesh Govindarajan
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www.itech7.com
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