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From d...@ast.cam.ac.uk (David Robinson)
Subject Re: WWW Form Bug Report: "Alias is _not_ back-compatible" on Ultrix (fwd)
Date Fri, 06 Oct 1995 14:05:00 GMT
> 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.

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