nginx documentation

Igor Sysoev is at
Tue Mar 6 21:30:09 MSK 2007

On Sun, Mar 04, 2007 at 08:17:27PM -0500, Jonathan Vanasco wrote:

> On Mar 4, 2007, at 6:53 PM, Gregg Reynolds wrote:
> >it's developer-oriented.  Ordinary _users_ of the software don't care
> >about modules; for them it's better to organized things by functional
> >category (or more generally, according to the mental model the user is
> >likely to have of how a web server functions).
> I'd disagree with that.
> Looking at the documentation for other webservers, such as apache ,  
> everything is presented in terms of modules.
> It might make sense to have an overview or tutorial as a general  
> nginx man page, describing what features are in each of the core  
> distribution modules , but many of the nginx commands exist only if  
> specific modules were compiled into the system or not.   I fear a  
> functional-oriented approach would require many unnecessary modules  
> to be compiled in by default, and be rather misleading due to the  
> modular design of nginx.
> At least that's my view.

I think that the functional-oriented view point documentation is good.
I see it as an end user of mutt, exim, postfix, etc.

Igor Sysoev

More information about the nginx mailing list