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From Ben Laurie <...@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: Patch for SCRIPT_NAME/PATH_INFO... ?
Date Thu, 08 Aug 1996 07:09:38 GMT
Alexei Kosut wrote:
> 
> On Wed, 7 Aug 1996, Ben Laurie wrote:
> 
> > Glancing at it makes me think that it is a kludge that fixes a deeper problem.
> > Or, more likely, half-fixes it. What I'd like to know, but haven't the energy
> > to find out, is what that deeper problem is.
> 
> Yes, it's somewhat of a kludge, but it's not a deep problem; it's a very
> superficial problem. Namely, that path infos for URLs and filenames can be
> different. In other words, I can rewrite "/url" to "/filename/path-info",
> and then "/url/more-path" becomes "/filename/path-info/more-path", but
> Apache, as is, thinks that URL path-info and filename path-info *must* be
> the same. When, in this case, they aren't. So, in other words, Apache is
> broken, in a very simple way.
> 
> Simple problem, somewhat complex fix. But it works. The
> SCRIPT_NAME/PATH_INFO stuff isn't all that great of a system *anyhow*,
> becuase it presumes that the URL can be divided into a "filename" and a
> "path info", when often it cannot. So we just have to make do. Which my
> patch does.

Ah, I see. +1, then.

Cheers,

Ben.

> 
> -- Alexei Kosut <akosut@organic.com>            The Apache HTTP Server 
>    http://www.nueva.pvt.k12.ca.us/~akosut/      http://www.apache.org/
> 

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