Bug 63714

Summary: mod_rewrite advanced technique colon colon
Product: Apache httpd-2 Reporter: WJCarpenter <bill-apache>
Component: DocumentationAssignee: HTTP Server Documentation List <docs>
Status: NEW ---    
Severity: normal    
Priority: P2    
Version: 2.4-HEAD   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Linux   

Description WJCarpenter 2019-08-31 18:28:02 UTC
On https://httpd.apache.org/docs/current/rewrite/advanced.html, in the first example, "URL-based sharding across multiple backends", there is an example of an external map file. The last line is simply 2 colon characters separated by a space. I'm not sure if it's some kind of typo or if it has some particular meaning. A brief explanation of the role of that line would help.
Comment 1 Christophe JAILLET 2019-09-01 17:33:28 UTC
These ":" are just continuation marks which represent the next lines of the file.

Not sure what the best solution would be.
...
[...]
etc.


In the XML file (from which the html file is generated), the ':' are aligned with the first letter of each column. Maybe it is a bit more understandable this way.
However, when displayed as HTML, the extra spaces are grouped.