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From d...@ast.cam.ac.uk (David Robinson)
Subject Re: indexing suggestion (ATTN NCSA: possible 1.4 bug...)
Date Mon, 17 Apr 1995 16:24:00 GMT
RobH wrote:
>> if the XBIT is set on
>> /file.html/, then this is a reference to a server-side-includes file
>> with PATH_INFO, and the correct thing is very definitely to process
>                          ^^^^^^^
>> the file, and pass along the PATH_INFO to any scripts it happens to
>> invoke.
>
>I'll agree with that, if and only if you can point me to the CGI
>documentation which defines this behaviour. If that isn't documented,
>I'd agree that  index.html/  and index.html/a  should return a 404 Not
>Found.

Until we get HTTP/1.1, and the ability to add a BASE to the header, I
think it is too dangerous (w.r.t broken relative URLs) to service these
requests. If 1.3 behaves as David described, we won't be breaking 
anything by 404'ing them.

rob

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