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From David Rees <>
Subject Re: Another funny thought this time about PHP
Date Wed, 05 Sep 2001 04:54:14 GMT
On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 05:38:56AM +0200, Deacon Marcus wrote:
> Hi,
> Some of my co-workers are pushing for php support. While I'm strongly
> opposing the idea (who needs php when jsp is available? imo that's plain
> ridicilous), I thought, is it - theoretically - or would it be possible - to
> set up Tomcat + Apache in a way where instead of standard model, all files
> processed by Apache except those meant for Tomcat, reverse the roles - make
> Apache "slave" of Tomcat, and use it only for, for example, php, while using
> Tomcat for everything else including static content.

You could easily do this by mapping *.php to a servlet, and have the
servlet translate the requests to Apache.

Not sure why you'd want to do this, isn't the performance hit with Apache in
front of Tomcat negligible?


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