The motivation for this post are these two use cases.
which revolve around syntax changes from Apache 2.2 to Apache 2.4.
In Apache 2.2 the syntax is:
is changing to:
Require all denied
in Apache 2.4
Now if you are using apache 2.4 and you have the mod_access_compat enabled then that does not really matter, but if it is not enabled and you use the old syntax it will break your site.