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From Randy Terbush <ra...@zyzzyva.com>
Subject Re: Docs problems?
Date Sun, 03 Aug 1997 15:44:49 GMT
In the past, the Multiviews code based it's decision on the alpha 
listing of the directory if it did not have a preference for the 
extension. I don't think that any preference is given for CGI, but 
it should probably have some level of preference for known types.


> Well I didn't think the code would give files with extensions that it
> doesn't know about a high priority.  So the cgi should be taken ... unless
> hyperreal knows about .dat.  Or unless mod_mime_magic has typed the .dat
> file ... :)
> 
> Dean
> 
> On Sat, 2 Aug 1997, Randy Terbush wrote:
> 
> > > At 11:56 AM 8/1/97 -0500, Randy Terbush wrote:
> > > >I've gotten 4 such reports this morning. Does someone here know 
> > > >what might have changes? If not, I'll try to get some time to check 
> > > >this later today.
> > > ...
> > > >The link to the search page from http://www.apache.org/docs is broken.
> > > >It points to http://www.apache.org/manual-index/docs which the server
> > > >can't find.
> > > 
> > > I think there's a content-negotiation and MultiViews problem with the
> > > latest 1.3a2-dev.  I updated last night and started seeing some funkiness
> > > related to when multiviews needs to make a choice between two files to send
> > > out.  In this case, there is a "manual-index.cgi", a "manual-index.dat",
> > > and a "manual-index.dat.old".  I fixed this for now by making the call to
> > > "manual-index.cgi" explicit, but we should look into this.  On the other
> > > hand, it is really bad practice to have the data file and the CGI script
> > > share the same basename in the same directory, and ask the server to
> > > negotiate between them.  Ken, could you fix this?
> > > 
> > > 	Brian
> > 
> > I agree that it is bad form to name these the same. Learned that 
> > long ago. However, I seem to have to tell users this on a frequent 
> > basis, and I total understand the desire to give these the same 
> > basename. I wonder if we should consider some priority for 
> > Multiviews that would force it to look for files with extensions in 
> > a specific order. cgi --> shtml --> html etc.?  I think that we can 
> > do that with a .var, but there should probably be a default 
> > behavior.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 



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