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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@liege.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Subject Re: Things to do for 1.2beta release
Date Thu, 03 Oct 1996 04:03:39 GMT
> On 2 Oct 1996 07:11:41 +0100 in en.lists.apache-new-httpd you wrote:
> 
>>   2) The ability to send 410 Gone via mod_rewrite or mod_alias.
>>      It is just another form of redirect.  Actually, I would prefer
>>      that mod_rewrite be able to send *any* status code by internal
>>      redirection to the response content and a [nnn] at the end of
>>      the rule indicating the final status.
> 
> That should be no problem for mod_rewrite. I can introduce a simple flag
> additionally to R (redirect) like G (gone). But the question is: How should
> mod_rewrite return, i.e. for R ist does a "return REDIRECT" which is API
> compliant, but I think there are no other return values for GONE or for [nnn]
> something sike "return DIRECT_HTTP_STATUS;".  So, how could it be programmed
> with the current API?

We fix the API to include all of the status codes -- I was planning on
doing that anyway (using Tom's patch) as soon as I get the httpd -h
thing straight.

.....Roy

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