ServerAlias considered harmful
On mandag 12 september 2005, 02:07, David Clymer wrote:
> but wouldnt it
> be much easier to add a ServerAlias to the vitualhost config?
Without trying to respond to the original question, I would like to
point out that ServerAliases are eeeevil and architecturally broken.
The redirect should have been a 301, otherwise it results in URI
aliasing, which is bad:
I asked Dan Connolly (one of the main web architects) about ServerAlias
once, and he said he could see valid uses for it, but the general use
as it is now is just architecturally broken.
To see why, my previous project at work involved finding and counting
which URIs of what sites is broken in Opera, and that was complicated
by widespread URI aliasing, it was simply impossible to count that
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