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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: .htaccess: simplifcation suggestion.
Date Tue, 11 Dec 2012 06:21:58 GMT
Rainer Jung wrote:
> There was a short discussion about the use of RedirectMatch vs. Redirect
> on #asfinfra today, which revealed that in many cases the former is used
> where the latter would be simpler and more efficient.
> 
> One notable example is the .htaccess file of the incubator. It has
> almost 100 entries of the form:
> 
>   RedirectMatch Permanent ^/TLP(/.*)?$ http://TLP.apache.org$1
> 
> which should be written instead as:
> 
>   Redirect Permanent /TLP http://TLP.apache.org
> 
> The addition of trailing path components is automatic for "Redirect". It
> will also only apply to "/TLP" and "/TLP/something", but not to
> "/TLPXYZ" as is wanted here.
> 
> A simplified form of the current incubator .htaccess can be found at:
> 
>   http://people.apache.org/~rjung/incubator/htaccess
> 
> the corresponding patch at:
> 
>   http://people.apache.org/~rjung/incubator/htaccess.patch
> 
> I didn't change the RedirectMatch for oozie, because that one also
> matches /oozieXYZ and I can't decide whether that's actually an error or
> needed behavior.
> 
> If you like it go ahead and apply it to the .htaccess in your svn tree.
> Note that I changed the file name from ".htaccess" to "htaccess" in
> order to make it available.

Done in r1420008. Thanks for your contribution.

-David

> Regards,
> 
> Rainer

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