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From bugzi...@apache.org
Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 40026] Impossibility to unset Server Header
Date Fri, 14 Nov 2008 19:25:25 GMT
https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=40026


Serge Bohdjalian <sbohdjal@gmail.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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                 CC|                            |sbohdjal@gmail.com
           Severity|enhancement                 |minor
           Priority|P5                          |P4
            Version|2.0.58                      |2.2.9




--- Comment #14 from Serge Bohdjalian <sbohdjal@gmail.com>  2008-11-14 11:25:24 PST
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Apache documentation (v2.0-v.2.2) states that the "header unset Server"
directive should work:

    "The header is modified just after the content handler and output filters
are run, allowing outgoing headers to be modified."

This is in contrast to what the documentation *used* to say (v.1.3):

    "The Header directives are processed just before the response is sent by
its handler. These means that some headers that are added just before the
response is sent cannot be unset or overridden. This includes headers such as
'Date' and 'Server'."

This change in the documentation implies that someone intended the "header
unset Server" directive to work. Either the directive should be made to work
(preferably) OR the documentation should be changed. Otherwise, this is a bug,
not a feature or "enhancement request".

I personally consider this important since, according to the HTTP
specification, the "Server" field is unnecessary and, given I'm planning to
publish a large number of pages less than 2 KB (compressed), it could represent
more than 1% of my outgoing traffic.


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