Re: Patches to NCSA httpd 1.1

Walt Drummond <>
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 94 12:44:23 EST
From: Walt Drummond <>
To: (Rob McCool)
Cc: Walt Drummond <>,,
Subject: Re: Patches to NCSA httpd 1.1
In-reply-to: Your message of Wed, 2 Feb 1994 11:27:16 -0600
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> Now that you guys mention it, I'd like to see the directory indexing more
> configurable as well. But I don't want to use four million globals and
> config directives to do it...

Right, 4 million options would slow down the parsing just a bit ... :)

> What do you think of having something like DirectoryOptions? So your
> configuration would look something like this:
> DirectoryOptions ReadmeTop FancyIndexes IconLinks
> IconLinkPrefix /cgi-bin/munge-me
> /cgi-bin/munge-me would be a CGI script called with the name of the current
> file as extra path information, and munge-me could use PATH_TRANSLATED to
> get at the real filename.
> For compatibility, I would still support FancyIndexes in srm.conf but it
> could be replaced with DirectoryOptions.

That sounds like a good plan.  That way, Guenther and I can go have a
field day without stomping on you too much.  Why don't I do this: I'll
modify my changes to use the DirectoryOptions construct.  Then, when
Guenther sends me his patch, he and I can add options ad nausium.
Guenther? Sound ok?

> --Rob


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