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From "Robin Green" <>
Subject Re: [RT] redirection vs. aliases
Date Mon, 04 Dec 2000 01:52:00 GMT
Paul Russell <> wrote:
>On Fri, Dec 01, 2000 at 06:48:51PM -0500, Berin Loritsch wrote:
> > As an example, Apache httpd and Tomcat both perform redirects
> > as you might expect--it simply gives you the new page without
> > any funky HTTP status messages.  IBM has perverted Apache
> > with it's IBM HTTP Server (works with WebSphere), and Netscape
> > give a funny redirection HTTP response and most browsers can't
> > handle it.  Instead of the desired result (the new page),
> > it gives you "Page Unavailable" in IE or no result in Netscape 6.
>Uh. I'm not at *all* sure this is the case. As far as I am
>aware, apache issues a 301, 302 or 303 as appropriate. To do
>otherwise when a redirect is requested would place apache/tomcat
>outside the HTTP specification, which must be A Bad Thing.
>Aliases, on the other hand, should work internally, obviously..
>Paul, wondering if he missed something.


Take a second look. He's not criticising Apache per se.

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