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From Rob Hartill <r...@imdb.com>
Subject pathname aliase in Apache (fwd)
Date Tue, 30 Apr 1996 16:58:03 GMT

not acked


Date: Tue, 30 Apr 1996 18:45:40 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Lorenzo Vicisano <vicisano@iet.unipi.it>
To: apache-bugs@apache.org, drtr@ast.cam.ac.uk
Subject: pathname aliase in Apache
Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.3.91.960430174805.10983A-100000@alex.iet.unipi.it>
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This is not a bug report, but a suggestion for a (new) feature in
Alias and ScriptAlias statements (srm.conf).

CERN httpd allows this:

Exec    /fake_path/*                  /real_path/unique_target

I have used it to address a single cgi-bin script, that, after
parsing the requested URL, can ganerate the appropriate response
on the fly.  I believe it is very useful in some cases.

In order to make it work with Apache I made the following patch to
the 1.1 sources (I think it to be applicable to previous versions
either):

--- mod_alias.c	Tue Apr 30 11:59:12 1996
+++ mod_alias.c.orig	Sun Mar 31 04:00:11 1996
@@ -150,10 +150,4 @@
 	    while (*urip == '/') ++ urip;
 	}
-	else if ((*aliasp == '*')&&(aliasp == (end_fakename-1))) {
-		/* '*' as last char in the alias matches any
-		 * remaining char in the supplied URI
-		 */
-	    return( strlen (uri) );
-	}
 	else {
 	    /* Other characters are compared literally */


I would like to know what you think about this.

	Regards,
	Lorenzo Vicisano.


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