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From Pier Fumagalli <>
Subject Re: [OT] Re: [TIPS] Basic configurations of Apache 2.0 for Cocoon 2
Date Thu, 06 Feb 2003 12:31:55 GMT
On 6/2/03 12:15 pm, "Pier Fumagalli" <> wrote:

> On 6/2/03 1:39 am, "Miles Elam" <> wrote:
>> Here's a question for all you HTTPd heads out there.  ;-)
>> Is it possible now or reasonably straightforward to have HTTPd look for
>> a static file and, upon failure, look up a fallback resource?  For
>> example, if a user requests "/images/foo.png", HTTPd would look up the
>> file on the filesystem.  If the file wasn't there, it would pass it to
>> the servlet engine (or whatever dynamic process available).  Hell, even
>> better: "/images/foo" that invokes HTTPd's content negotiation and then
>> checks the dynamic pool(s).
>> It's got filters now to pass the output of one module to the input of
>> another, but what about a process similar to nested try/catch blocks?
>> The first, most efficient method fails, fall back to the next, and the
>> next...
> Nope... (It would be just plain wrong IMO).

I stand corrected by Stefan... You _never_ stop learning.

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