[thelist] Apache - alternative paths

Hassan Schroeder hassan.schroeder at gmail.com
Thu Dec 14 11:56:46 CST 2006

On 12/14/06, Mark Howells <webdev at mountain.ch> wrote:
> Yes, I'd realized that, but (for example) every request for the
> global javascript library global.js would be passed to the script, as
> it's never found in the individual project. Multiple that by the
> volume of requests I've mentioned and a Javascript library alone of
> 120 separate files, and you'll see the worry that we have with the
> script being too laborious...

Regardless of whether it's handled by an external script or an internal
Apache routine, it seems to me that the biggest performance impact
is the disk access required to determine that the target file isn't there.

If that's going to be the case more often than not, I'd suggest a rethink :-)

Hassan Schroeder ------------------------ hassan.schroeder at gmail.com

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