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From Eric Lease Morgan <>
Subject Re: rewriterule, location, and perlhandler
Date Wed, 22 Jul 2009 14:39:55 GMT

On Jul 22, 2009, at 10:27 AM, Torsten Foertsch wrote:

>> If you want, it's actually possible to take this even further and  
>> remove rewrite completely.
>> <Location /etexts/id/>
>>   SetHandler perl-script
>>   PerlHandler Apache2::Alex::SemanticWeb
>> </Location>
>> Then alter your handler's code to parse $r->uri and extract
>> everything after $r->location. (or you can use $r->path_info, if the
>> /etexts/id/ actually exists in your document root).  That'll give you
>> the same thing that rewrite is currently stuffing into your id
>> argument.
> Never use path_info unless you are very sure it is what you want.
> Path_info is made for CGI scripts where $r->filename points to the  
> file
> containing the script....
> substr($r->uri, length $r->location) is almost always what you need.

These two things represent a very elegant solution that I have already  
implemented. Cool. Thanks!

Eric Lease Morgan

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