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From Marc Slemko <ma...@znep.com>
Subject Re: config/1480: Protect optional directives in .conf-dist files
Date Tue, 25 Nov 1997 14:40:00 GMT
The following reply was made to PR config/1480; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Marc Slemko <marcs@znep.com>
To: Ken A L Coar <Coar@apache.org>
Cc: Apache bugs database <apbugs@apache.org>
Subject: Re: config/1480: Protect optional directives in .conf-dist files
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 07:27:05 -0700 (MST)

 On 25 Nov 1997, Ken A L Coar wrote:
 
 > Non-core directives, or at least those in modules that are typically
 > not included in an httpd binary, should be protected in the .conf-dist
 > files by putting them in <IfModule> containers.  For example, the
 > proxy directives should appear inside a <IfModule mod_proxy.c>
 > block.
 
 Why?  All I can see that doing is confusing users.  I don't see many
 problems with people uncommenting things they don't want to, and having an
 error message pop up if they uncomment them without having the module in
 is a good thing.
 

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