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Bug#786657: apache2.4 in jessie/stable missing mod_imagemap

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On May 24th 2015, Steven Sumichrast wrote:
> In Wheezy 7.8 mod_imagemap was shipped with the apache2.2-bin package (
> https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/amd64/apache2.2-bin/filelist).  It
> appears that in the new stable system, apache2.4-bin is missing
> mod_imagemap (https://packages.debian.org/jessie/amd64/apache2-bin/filelist).
> I'm not aware of the module being renamed.
> Additionally the module is not available for install via a standalone
> package.


Upstream decided to disable this module by default.

The main argument, as far as I can tell, is that the client side image
maps have been added in HTML 2.0 (Netscape version 1.4, circa 1992) and
this is totally obsolete on the server side.

The module code is still available upstream, it was just disabled, and
it is theoretically possible to add it back in Debian. But isn't it best
to stick to upstream decisions?

Do you really need that module or was that just a configuration error on


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