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From sl...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r433007 - in /httpd/httpd/branches/2.2.x/docs/manual/platform: windows.html.en windows.xml
Date Sun, 20 Aug 2006 18:49:30 GMT
Author: slive
Date: Sun Aug 20 11:49:30 2006
New Revision: 433007

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=433007&view=rev
Log:
Backport case sensitivity note for windows.

Modified:
    httpd/httpd/branches/2.2.x/docs/manual/platform/windows.html.en
    httpd/httpd/branches/2.2.x/docs/manual/platform/windows.xml

Modified: httpd/httpd/branches/2.2.x/docs/manual/platform/windows.html.en
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpd/httpd/branches/2.2.x/docs/manual/platform/windows.html.en?rev=433007&r1=433006&r2=433007&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- httpd/httpd/branches/2.2.x/docs/manual/platform/windows.html.en (original)
+++ httpd/httpd/branches/2.2.x/docs/manual/platform/windows.html.en Sun Aug 20 11:49:30 2006
@@ -228,6 +228,25 @@
       not backslashes. Drive letters can be used; if omitted, the drive
       with the Apache executable will be assumed.</p></li>
 
+      <li><p>While filenames are generally case-insensitive on
+      Windows, URLs are still treated internally as case-sensitive
+      before they are mapped to the filesystem.  For example, the
+      <code class="directive"><a href="../mod/core.html#location">&lt;Location&gt;</a></code>,
+      <code class="directive"><a href="../mod/mod_alias.html#alias">Alias</a></code>,
and <code class="directive"><a href="../mod/mod_proxy.html#proxypass">ProxyPass</a></code>
directives all use
+      case-sensitive arguments.  For this reason, it is particularly
+      important to use the <code class="directive"><a href="../mod/core.html#directory">&lt;Directory&gt;</a></code>
directive when attempting
+      to limit access to content in the filesystem, since this
+      directive applies to any content in a directory, regardless of
+      how it is accessed.  If you wish to assure that only lowercase
+      is used in URLs, you can use something like:</p>
+
+      <div class="example"><p><code>
+      RewriteEngine On<br />
+      RewriteMap lowercase int:tolower<br />
+      RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} [A-Z]<br />
+      RewriteRule (.*) ${lowercase:$1} [R,L]
+      </code></p></div></li>
+
       <li><p>Apache for Windows contains the ability to load modules at
       runtime, without recompiling the server. If Apache is compiled
       normally, it will install a number of optional modules in the
@@ -734,4 +753,4 @@
 </div><div id="footer">
 <p class="apache">Copyright 2006 The Apache Software Foundation.<br />Licensed
under the <a href="http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0">Apache License, Version
2.0</a>.</p>
 <p class="menu"><a href="../mod/">Modules</a> | <a href="../mod/directives.html">Directives</a>
| <a href="../faq/">FAQ</a> | <a href="../glossary.html">Glossary</a>
| <a href="../sitemap.html">Sitemap</a></p></div>
-</body></html>
\ No newline at end of file
+</body></html>

Modified: httpd/httpd/branches/2.2.x/docs/manual/platform/windows.xml
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpd/httpd/branches/2.2.x/docs/manual/platform/windows.xml?rev=433007&r1=433006&r2=433007&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- httpd/httpd/branches/2.2.x/docs/manual/platform/windows.xml (original)
+++ httpd/httpd/branches/2.2.x/docs/manual/platform/windows.xml Sun Aug 20 11:49:30 2006
@@ -226,6 +226,27 @@
       not backslashes. Drive letters can be used; if omitted, the drive
       with the Apache executable will be assumed.</p></li>
 
+      <li><p>While filenames are generally case-insensitive on
+      Windows, URLs are still treated internally as case-sensitive
+      before they are mapped to the filesystem.  For example, the
+      <directive module="core" type="section">Location</directive>,
+      <directive module="mod_alias">Alias</directive>, and <directive
+      module="mod_proxy">ProxyPass</directive> directives all use
+      case-sensitive arguments.  For this reason, it is particularly
+      important to use the <directive module="core"
+      type="section">Directory</directive> directive when attempting
+      to limit access to content in the filesystem, since this
+      directive applies to any content in a directory, regardless of
+      how it is accessed.  If you wish to assure that only lowercase
+      is used in URLs, you can use something like:</p>
+
+      <example>
+      RewriteEngine On<br />
+      RewriteMap lowercase int:tolower<br />
+      RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} [A-Z]<br />
+      RewriteRule (.*) ${lowercase:$1} [R,L]
+      </example></li>
+
       <li><p>Apache for Windows contains the ability to load modules at
       runtime, without recompiling the server. If Apache is compiled
       normally, it will install a number of optional modules in the



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