set directive at http level

Valentin V. Bartenev vbart at
Wed Aug 9 21:03:23 UTC 2017

On Wednesday 09 August 2017 23:17:13 Sorin Manole wrote:
> Hello,
> Do you think there is a problem in making the set directive available
> at http level (right now it's only server and lower). This would allow
> the usage of variables defined (and overridden in a lower config
> level) by set in directives like "map" and "log_format".
> Thanks.

1. The "set" directive is an instruction of the "rewrite" module.
   If you learn how it works, you will realize that "set" on the
   "http" level has no sense.

   Please, take a look at the "rewrite" module documentation:

2. There's no problem in using variables defined by a "set" directive
   in "map" or "log_format" directives.  That's already allowed.

  wbr, Valentin V. Bartenev

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