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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@liege.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Subject Re: unresolved internal redirect bug
Date Tue, 19 Nov 1996 09:32:29 GMT
> I'm not sure I follow how this prevents "401 redirects" from working.  I tried
> putting in
>   ErrorDocument 401

Ooops, I seem to have misinterpreted Sameer's earlier report about that.
The bug only applies to internal redirects.

> So, it does appear that the status, at least in that situation, gets promoted.
> Why wouldn't it in a mod_dir -> index.html redirect?  I don't know.  Is it a
> show-stopper?  Not if the only error is that it's returning a 200 instead of a
> 304 for mod_dir redirected pages.  In my opinion.

I agree, if that is the case -- I just want someone to tell me that it is.
I.e., someone who actually makes use of internal redirects, since I do not.

> Could you refine your "prevents 401 redirects from working", and the
> "hides bad things" too?

It hides bad things by reporting the wrong status code.


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