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Subject [Bug 53686] Status "501 Not Implemented" sent very late
Date Thu, 09 Aug 2012 16:00:56 GMT

Eric Covener <> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Eric Covener <> ---
(In reply to comment #0)
> Is there any reason why HTTP_NOT_IMPLEMENTED is returned to the client
> rather late by default_handler() in server/core.c instead of having it
> handled by ap_read_request() in server/protocol.c?
> The way it is now causes Apache to unnecessarily dive down into the document
> root, reading .htaccess files, stat()ing index documents etc. Moving it to
> ap_read_request() would avoid that overhead.
> NB, this might be related to Bug 51201.

Modules need some way to have a look at a request incl. method to see if
they're willing to handle it, it could be done "earlier" in a new hook, but
those modules would probably want their per-directory config completed and
maybe even know what file the request mapped to before deciding.

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