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[nycphp-talk] Cool new feature on php.net

Sterling Hughes sterling at bumblebury.com
Mon Mar 3 13:58:30 EST 2003


> --- Adam Fields <fields at surgam.net> wrote:
> > Oh, also - more details (including instructions on how to set up
> > similar things for your own Apache server) are here:
> > 
> > http://www.php.net/urlhowto.php
> 
> My favorite "cool" thing similar to this is mentioned in one of Rasmus's talks:
> 
> http://talks.php.net/show/oscon2002/52
> 
> Basically, you generate images on-demand using a 404 handler. But, the cool
> part is that once generated, future requests for that image will not generate
> the 404, so the image will not be regenerated. It's dynamic only as much as
> necessary. :-)
>

Yeah.  Just a note (people often mistakenly give Rasmus attribution for
this trick), this idea is from Stig Bakken at FAST Search & Transfer.

-Sterling

> Chris
> 
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