Bug 64458 - Inconsistent advice in mod_authnz_ldap doc
Summary: Inconsistent advice in mod_authnz_ldap doc
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: 2.5-HEAD
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: HTTP Server Documentation List
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Reported: 2020-05-20 12:18 UTC by Rich Bowen
Modified: 2020-05-20 13:36 UTC (History)
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Description Rich Bowen 2020-05-20 12:18:47 UTC
As mentioned in this tweet:

https://twitter.com/arnoutboks/status/1263019338199633922

In one place, the mod_authnz_ldap docs say don't use quotes, and a few paragraphs later, they say to use quotes.

We need to be consistent across all of the docs regarding the use of quotes - ie. use when there's spaces, and otherwise it's by preference. Unless a particular directive *requires* spaces?
Comment 1 Arnout Boks 2020-05-20 13:36:25 UTC
Little addition: I found out the hard way that the advice for `Require ldap-group` is indeed necessary; wrapping it in quotes does not work. I don't understand why though, since it seems that other configuration directives can be safely wrapped in quotes, or even should be if they contain spaces. Maybe the docs can detail why this is an exception.