Recent downtime

Well, I’ve finally got my blog back up. It seems that there’s some kind of bug (impossible to trigger in the default configuration, I’d assume) in the newest version of PHP 5 which causes ./ and ../ includes to fail, and which doesn’t play nice with apache’s DirectoryIndex-based redirection. (the feature that lets load WordPress makes use of such things in several important places.

I’ve managed to work around that by using symlinks for the ../ includes and by removing the ./ or ../ wherever I found it, but I don’t know what the security implications of such a change are and the post preview window doesn’t work correctly now.

Any input on the problem and what I did to work around it would be greatly appreciated. Also, if you find any features which are still broken, please let me know so I can add the workaround there too. Finally, if you know how to fix it properly, please let me know so I can forward your message to my webhost.

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