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From (David Robinson)
Subject Re: Patch go boom...
Date Tue, 10 Oct 1995 13:36:00 GMT
>I agree in essence; a URL is not a file. However, it seems to me that the
>whole URL should be used to determine the content. Redundant extra bits
>can be ignored, but it seems more sensible and useful to not ignore them.
>Of course, in the case of SSI and CGI enforcing this is beyond the remit of
>the server, but where plain ordinary files are concerned, the server can
>see that there is extra meaningless stuff and should complain appropriately.
>If there are some that think the old behaviour is useful, we can make it a
>configurable flag.

Although it's not what you meant, the _old_ behaviour (apache 0.6.5 and
earlier) was to reject /path/file.html/extra/data. We should default
to compatibility unless someone has a convincing argument for changing the
behaviour (i.e. a convincing argument for not fixing the bug).


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