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From (Robert S. Thau)
Subject Re: more content-neg problems
Date Sun, 18 Jun 1995 06:54:54 GMT
   Date: Fri, 16 Jun 1995 16:06:10 -0700 (PDT)
   From: Brian Behlendorf <>

   I have DirectoryIndex set to "index".

   If I do a directory request with an Accept: line which only lists file 
   types for which there are no acceptible "index" variants, then apache 
   builds a directory index and labels it text/html even though an 
   "index.html" exists.

Oh, crud.  What's going on here is that due to confusion on my part,
the directory-scanning code doesn't know whether it got a Not Found or
a No Such Variant, so it assumes the former.  I was going to clean
this up about when I did 406's right (which won't happen until there's
a spec); is it more urgent than that?

   In general, shouldn't requests for which no acceptible representation 
   exist return a "406 None Acceptible"?

If the server is choosing among multiple variants, then it clearly
should, but whether there are multiple variants (and if so, how
they're found) is another matter.


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