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From Robert T Wyatt <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] mod_rewrite rule
Date Wed, 05 Nov 2008 14:50:40 GMT
Yes, in a community with 70,000 users and millions of hits a day, the
admins don't like every department to have access to httpd.conf.

Eric Covener wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 5:46 AM, André Warnier <> wrote:
>> I mean, before Apache even gets to the .htaccess file, it has to find the
>> path to the directory wher the .htaccess file is.  And once it finds it, it
>> would have to re-interpret that same path and change it.
>> It does not seem to make a lot of sense..
>> Now, if instead of being in the .htaccess file, it was in the httpd.conf,
>> then it would be another matter.
> There are complications with using per-directory rewrite, but none of
> them are really insurmountable. Generally it's no problem to hop
> around the fileystem even when the rules are in .htaccess.

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