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From Andrew Wilson <>
Subject Re: ErrorDocument control from .htaccess files...
Date Tue, 08 Aug 1995 17:09:06 GMT
>    Date: Mon, 7 Aug 95 21:19:57 BST
>    From: Andrew Wilson <>
>    [ Notes that ErrorDocument can be made to work in .htaccess files
>      simply by changing the overrides mask in the core command table
>      which says it isn't allowed there... ]
>    1) All this is to be expected, but am I going over the top by choosing
>    OR_ALL?  Could I make do with a more restrictive OR_? (there isn't one
>    specific enough)
> OR_ALL is going way overboard --- you're saying that if *anything* can
> be overridden, then ErrorDocuments can be overriddent as well.  What's
> really needed here, as you suggest, is a new AllowOverrides option,
> but we're outta bits in the bit mask (0.8.x inherits eight-bit
> override masks from the old code base).

Is moving to a 16-bit mask out of the question then, for the next set of
releases?  For me, if ErrorDocument is to be of any great use then it should
be redefinable by entries in .htaccess files.

Would I be wasting my time investigating 16-bit masks further?

> rst


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