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From Rob Hartill <>
Subject compatibility non-problem
Date Wed, 16 Aug 1995 08:42:39 GMT

A local user installed Apache yesterday. He's been running a server
almost since day 1 of the web, and has some old settings from NCSA.

One of the settings was


which we don't support.

It's no big deal because he's probably one of only a handful of
people still using it, and he's forced to fix his scripts now anyway
because they are so out of date wrt HTML,


So he's going to switch to CGI as well.

Oh, and he also got tripped up by the special treatment of "."
(another of my old gripes).  His

DirectoryIndex .index.html 

had the first "." ignored, presumably treated as whitespace.


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