[mod_python] Handlers "good practice" question

Julian Ciccale jciccale at mac.com
Fri Dec 5 17:31:16 EST 2003

 I think you are right, it seems I missed something. However the httpd apache documentation, as well as the APR documentation for 2.0.x are very good starting points to get to know apache internals.
On Friday, December 05, 2003, at 04:39PM, Michael C. Neel <neel at mediapulse.com> wrote:

>> >Also, based on the other responses, I definitely going to 
>> read the O'Reilly book about "Writing 
>> > Apache Modules in C and Perl"
>> I don't see why you should write modules in C and Perl to 
>> write a web application. ModPython offers
>> much more flexibility and power and ModPython *IS* an Apache 
>> C Module, your applications, IMHO should be written in a 
>> higher level language, and only if you really need very high 
>> performance, you could rewrite some of your application's 
>> modules in C.
>I think you missed some of the thread. The point of recommending the
>book is not to learn how write module in C or Perl, but to learn how
>apache works.  AFAIK this is the only book out there that details the
>Apache API, but even in it's dated state it's very useful.  Somethings
>this book helped make clear for me was the difference between
>authorization and authencation, how to have multiple handlers on the
>same request in apache 1.3 (or why fixup handlers always return false),
>and that all log handlers are called that are registered for a request.

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