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From "Aram W. Mirzadeh" <>
Subject Re: WWW Form Bug Report: "Alias is _not_ back-compatible" on Ultrix (fwd)
Date Mon, 09 Oct 1995 13:26:53 GMT

Is this supposed to be working right now?  Or is it a feature to be 
added later?


At 02:05 PM 10/6/95 BST, you wrote:
>> The following alias is ignored:  Alias /~ /var/spool/WWW/people/
>This is not a bug; it is a feature; this alias will not match URLs like
>/~xxx only /~/xxx. Apache has behaved this way since 0.6. (After a patch
>from RobH [B51].)
>If we allow this feature, then
>Alias /a xxxx
>would match all URLs beginning /a.
>The correct solution is to permit wildcards, then Alias /~* would suffice.
> David.
Aram W. Mirzadeh, MIS Manager, Qosina Corporation,
Apache httpd server team

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