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From Rob Hartill <>
Subject Re: Apache problem (fwd)
Date Tue, 14 May 1996 09:36:41 GMT
> Any comments? 

CGI scripts can set a "Status:" header line to override what the
server thinks is the right status.
You'll have to check that it works in this case, but it should.

However, Apache is right to send back the 403, and the browsers would
appear to be broken if they don't recognise it properly. Without the
ErrorDocument directive, a 403 response would have been sent back anyway...
but maybe with a different status string which the broken browsers are
incapable of dealing with.

Apache is correct. NCSA's behaviour looks dubious and the browsers
inability to deal with valid responses is sign of broken browsers.

    FreeBSD - the Betty Ford clinic for NT-aholics.

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