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From Brian Behlendorf <br...@organic.com>
Subject Re: Redirect problem
Date Wed, 12 Jul 1995 04:05:12 GMT

Isn't this a matter of parsing order?  I.e., is shambala expanding *all* 
ScriptAlias directives before Redirects, or is it simply the case that 
because the ScriptAlias came after the Redirect for the same resource, 
the latter had precedence?

	Brian

> From: Paul Richards <paul@netcraft.co.uk>
> Subject: Re: Redirect problem
> To: new-httpd@hyperreal.com
> Date: Tue, 11 Jul 1995 20:49:08 +0100 (BST)
> 
> In reply to Rob Hartill who said
> > 
> > 
> > My guess is that shambhala is processing ScriptAlias before
> > Redirect, because we have,
> > 
> > Redirect /htbin/ http://arachnid.cm.cf.ac.uk/htbin/
> > ScriptAlias /htbin/ /mnt60/apache/htbin/
> > 
> > 
> > /htbin/ used to be serviced by this machine, but was Redirected
> > to another (arachnid) recently.
> > 
> > Apache acts on the Redirect before expanding the ScriptAlias.
> > Same is probably true for Alias.
> > 
> > We'll need to make this Apache/NCSA compatible.
> 
> A more correct approach would be to issue an error for ambiguous 
> declarations. 
> 
> Things will (already are) get messy if internal behaviour of the
> server is relied upon to arbitrate in situations like this since
> you become tied to old behaviour and much worse, changes to the
> server that you wouldn't expect to cause problems have unexpected
> results, as we're seeing here..
> 
> It would be better to bite the bullet now and lay down the law as to what 
> is correct rather than perpetuate bad practices.
> 
> Simply aborting at startup clearly stating an ambiguity has been found in
> the configuration files has been found would be more of a favour to
> web admins.
> 
> I wouldn't put NCSA compatibilty too high on the list. What will make
> people switch to  Apache is the fact that it's doing things right.
> 
> 
> -- 
>   Paul Richards, Bluebird Computer Systems. FreeBSD core team member. 
>   Internet: paul@FreeBSD.org, http://www.freebsd.org/~paul
>   Phone: 0370 462071 (Mobile), +44 1222 457651 (home)
> 
> 

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