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From Rob Hartill <>
Subject Re: <limit> behaviour change... ["James H. Cloos Jr." <cloos@JHCloos.COM>] (fwd)
Date Thu, 10 Aug 1995 09:21:00 GMT
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> From: "James H. Cloos Jr." <cloos@JHCloos.COM>
> To: Rob Hartill <>
> Subject: Re: <limit> behaviour change... (fwd)
> Actually, the note in the bug list -- at least the one linked from the
> public homepage -- references a related but different issue.

> The CGIs that our users are trying to call via cgi="" are valid CGI
> scripts, output the propper ehaders and everything.  The problem is
> that Apache treats those that are not in a ScriptAlias directory as
> text/plain -- sending the client the src of the script rather than the
> script's intended output -- unless the script's filename types to
> application/x-httpd-cgi.
> As such, the cgi="" SSI in Apache is more of a general include
> virtual="" that will run any URL exactly as if that URL were
> referenced in a A tag's HREF="" field.  NCSA, OTOH, attempts to run
> the file no matter what it is called.
> -JimC
> -- 
> James H. Cloos, Jr.	Snail:	POBox 18122 Austin, TX 78760-8122
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