[wp-hackers] .htaccess cleanup

Jonathan Leighton turnip at turnipspatch.com
Sun May 22 20:49:35 GMT 2005

Owen Winkler wrote:

> Jonathan Leighton wrote:
>> Well, I'm just assuming that saying (in code of course) "match any
>> character" is faster than saying "match this phrase, or that phrase, or
>> that phrase, or that phrase". But yeah, I wouldn't know either.
> Not so much.  Matching something specific with a regex is *always*
> faster than maching anything because when the regex engine hits the
> end of the string that it matches, it backs out of the match to find
> what's next.
> <snip>

Thanks for the explanation. In which case, I think the
(page1|page2|page3) one should be implemented, unless anyone has a
reason why it'd be a bad idea? I filed a bug:


Jonathan Leighton aka. Turnip
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