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From Joshua Chamas <>
Subject ANNOUNCE: Apache::ASP v2.09
Date Thu, 01 Feb 2001 08:32:38 GMT

The latest Apache::ASP v2.09 is in your local CPAN, or also:

The module's site is at and 
the change list for this release is below.  

Apache::ASP provides an Active Server Pages port to the Apache Web Server 
with Perl scripting only, and enables developing of dynamic web applications 
with session management and embedded perl code. There are also many powerful 
extensions, including XML taglibs, XSLT rendering, and new events not 
originally part of the ASP API! 

-- Josh
Joshua Chamas			        Chamas Enterprises Inc.
NodeWorks >> free web link monitoring	Huntington Beach, CA  USA                1-714-625-4051

$MODULE=Apache::ASP; $VERSION = 2.09; $DATE="01/30/2001";

Please see README for changes for past versions.

 + = improvement; - = bug fix

 +Examples in ./site/eg are now UseStrict friendly.  
  Also fixed up ssi_filter.ssi example.

 +Auto purge of old stale session group directories, increasing 
  session manager performance when using Sessions when migrating
  to Apache::ASP 2.09+ from older versions.

 +SessionQueryParse now works for all $Response->{ContentType}
  starting with 'text' ... before just worked with text/html,
  now other text formats like wml will work too. 

 +32 groups instead of 64, better inactive site session group purging.

 +Default session-id length back up to 32 hex bytes.
  Better security vs. performance, security more important,
  especially when performance difference was very little.

 +PerlSetVar RequestParams 1 creates $Request->Params
  object with combined contents of $Request->QueryString
  and $Request->Form

 ++FormFill feature via HTML::FillInForm.  Activate with
  $Response->{FormFill} = 1 or PerlSetVar FormFill 1
  See site/eg/formfill.asp for example.

 ++XMLSubs tags of the same name may be embedded in each other
  recursively now.

 +No umask() use on Win32 as it seems unclear what it would do

 +simpler Apache::ASP::State file handle mode of >> when opening 
  lock file.  saves doing a -e $file test.

 +AuthServerVariables config to init $Request->ServerVariables
  with basic auth data as documented.  This used to be default
  behavior, but triggers "need AuthName" warnings from recent
  versions of Apache when AuthName is not set.

 -Renamed Apache::ASP::Loader class to Apache::ASP::Load
  as it collided with the Apache::ASP->Loader() function
  namespace.  Class used internally by Apache::ASP->Loader()
  so no public API changed here.

 +-Read of POST input for $Request->BinaryRead() even
   if its not from a form.  Only set up $Request->Form
   if this is from a form POST.

 +faster POST/GET param parsing

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