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From Sylvain Wallez <sylvain.wal...@anyware-tech.com>
Subject Re: Generating a 404 Not Found
Date Tue, 08 Oct 2002 07:28:58 GMT
Ugo Cei wrote:

> [I posted this message on cocoon-users two days ago, but got no reply. 
> I hope you don't mind if I "escalate" this ;-)]
>
> Hi people,
>
> let's say you have a website with an administrative section that is 
> protected using the Authentication Framework:
>
> <map:match pattern="admin/**">
>
>   <map:act type="auth-protect">
>     <map:parameter name="handler" value="authhandler"/>
>
>     <map:match pattern="admin/newuser">
>       ...
>     </map:match>
>
>     <map:match pattern="admin/deluser">
>       ...
>     </map:match>
>
>     <!-- more matchers here -->
>
>   </map:act>
>
>   <!--
>      - if the user is not authenticated,
>      - redirect him to the login page
>     -->
>   <map:redirect-to uri="login"/>
>
> </map:match>
>
> The problem here is that when someone requests an URI like 
> "admin/this-uri-does-not-match-anything", they are redirected to the 
> login page. I'd like to generate a "404 Not Found" result code 
> instead, and possibly have it trapped by the map:handle-errors block.


Do you think it's good for non authenticated users to even know that a 
particular URI in a protected part of the URI space exists or not ? I 
would say no (or tell us your use case), and then your sitemap is just 
fine...

> I'm using C2.1-dev and I see there's a NotifyingGenerator, but I 
> cannot figure out whether it would be useful in this case and how to 
> use it.


This generator is hard-coded as the start of the handle-errors pipeline, 
so you can't do anything with it.

Sylvain

-- 
Sylvain Wallez
  Anyware Technologies                  Apache Cocoon
  http://www.anyware-tech.com           mailto:sylvain@apache.org



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