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From Randy Terbush <ra...@zyzzyva.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] (PR#130) mod_imap infinite loop fix
Date Sun, 09 Feb 1997 16:47:58 GMT
> >This patch fixes PR#130 by assuming that any 'base' in an imagemap
> >file refers to a directory.  The only incompatible behavior it can 
> >cause is that now the server won't go into an infinite loop when
> >it gets such a request.  It is arguable that it should treat a base
> >without a '/' as a file to which the rest should be appended, but
> >I think this way makes more sense.
> 
> I don't think so.  The base is supposed to be a base URL, which means
> we should use the relative URL resolution process to do the combination.
> I'd rather leave it buggy than change the feature's purpose.  If we
> are going to fix it, then a utility absolute(base,relative) function
> should be created to do it right.
> 
> .....Roy

Actually, 'base' was not intended just to be a URL. It does however
only make sense to deal with the directory it references IMO. Marc's
fix does follow with the feature's purpose be it right or wrong.





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