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From sl...@apache.org
Subject cvs commit: httpd-2.0/docs/manual/mod core.xml core.html.en
Date Fri, 07 Jun 2002 02:17:13 GMT
slive       2002/06/06 19:17:13

  Modified:    docs/manual/mod core.xml core.html.en
  Log:
  At long last, document the MSIE "friendly error message" issue.
  
  I was very diplomatic here.  I was tempted to use the apache bully-pulpit to
  berate MS over this arrogant mis-feature, but I restrained myself.
  
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.13      +9 -0      httpd-2.0/docs/manual/mod/core.xml
  
  Index: core.xml
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvs/httpd-2.0/docs/manual/mod/core.xml,v
  retrieving revision 1.12
  retrieving revision 1.13
  diff -u -d -b -u -r1.12 -r1.13
  --- core.xml	30 May 2002 13:26:08 -0000	1.12
  +++ core.xml	7 Jun 2002 02:17:12 -0000	1.13
  @@ -650,6 +650,15 @@
       "ErrorDocument 401" directive then it must refer to a local
       document.</strong></p>
   
  +    <p>Microsoft Internet Explorer (MSIE) will ignore server-generated
  +    error messages when they are "too small" and substitute its own
  +    "friendly" error messages.  The size threshold varies depending on
  +    the type of error, but in general, if you make your error document
  +    greater than 512 bytes, then MSIE will show the server-generated
  +    error rather than masking it.  More information is available in
  +    Microsoft Knowledgebase article <a
  +    href="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q294807">Q294807</a>.</p>
  +
       <p>Prior to version 2.0, messages were indicated by prefixing
       them with a single unmatched double quote character.</p>
   </usage>
  
  
  
  1.6       +8 -0      httpd-2.0/docs/manual/mod/core.html.en
  
  Index: core.html.en
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvs/httpd-2.0/docs/manual/mod/core.html.en,v
  retrieving revision 1.5
  retrieving revision 1.6
  diff -u -d -b -u -r1.5 -r1.6
  --- core.html.en	30 May 2002 13:26:08 -0000	1.5
  +++ core.html.en	7 Jun 2002 02:17:12 -0000	1.6
  @@ -447,6 +447,14 @@
       "ErrorDocument 401" directive then it must refer to a local
       document.</strong></p>
   
  +    <p>Microsoft Internet Explorer (MSIE) will ignore server-generated
  +    error messages when they are "too small" and substitute its own
  +    "friendly" error messages.  The size threshold varies depending on
  +    the type of error, but in general, if you make your error document
  +    greater than 512 bytes, then MSIE will show the server-generated
  +    error rather than masking it.  More information is available in
  +    Microsoft Knowledgebase article <a href="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q294807">Q294807</a>.</p>
  +
       <p>Prior to version 2.0, messages were indicated by prefixing
       them with a single unmatched double quote character.</p>
   <p><strong>See also </strong></p><ul><li><a href="../custom-error.html">documentation
of
  
  
  

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