HEADS UP for maintainers of web applications

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Thu May 11 09:17:29 UTC 2006

Pav Lucistnik wrote:
> Hi people,
> it will soon become mandatory to stop installing web applications into
> Apache specific directories, like ${PREFIX}/www/data,
> ${PREFIX}/www/cgi-bin etc.

How did those directories become "apache specific," and where was that
decision and the prohibitive policy discussed and agreed to?

> All web applications should be now installed into ${PREFIX}/www/appname.

Why? What benefit does this give us, and what was the cost of doing it the
way it's been done for a long time already?



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