[nycphp-talk] Many pages: one script
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Mon Aug 6 18:41:45 EDT 2007
Hans Zaunere lists-at-zaunere.com |nyphp dev/internal group use| wrote:
>Jon Baer wrote on Sunday, August 05, 2007 9:19 PM:
>>I have to say that after spending a long time w/ Dynamo / Tomcat /
>>Struts and mod_rewrite that eventually I got down to learning the
>>routing mechanism of frameworks (MVC) and find it to be extremely
>>flexible and very well thought out + could easily replicate a servlet
>>URI request setup.
>I think there is a distinction to make here, however.
>There are two parts to the URL
>1: getting the web server to relax it's by-default strict mapping of the URL
>space to the filesystem, and then passing whatever the request was down to
>the processing language
>2: programming mechanisms in the processing language to intelligently deal
>with whatever URL it gets from the web server
>In PHP at least, these are two different things. At some point there was
>interest in apache_hooks, but it unfortunately never matured.
>In other technologies, #1 equates more to the processing language reaching
>up and grabbing what it needs from the server, and then taking over. In
>PHP, however, it's certainly a "top-down" approach.
>For #1, most frameworks, and the two mentioned above, prefer the use
>mod_rewrite. Then they each have their own mechanism to handle #2, with
>some arguably being worse than others.
>There's also fundamental differences in the way #1 can be handled.
>Rewriting is a very different thing than aliasing a handler or set of URLs
>to a single URL or processor.
>The later is more elegant - and more flexible - avoiding mucking with obtuse
>rewrite conditions and rules that require a testing cycle and often depend
>on a fixed set of extensions to ignore.
>Hans Zaunere / President / New York PHP
> www.nyphp.org / www.nyphp.com
I follow you, Hans, but then what about URLs as resource locators? Your
elegant "aliasing a handler or set of URLs to a single URL or processor"
means URLs don't equate to (unique) information resources. Doesn't that
"break" the web?
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