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From Rob Hartill <>
Subject New environment variable? (fwd)
Date Wed, 15 Oct 1997 17:33:52 GMT

Hmmm, a matter of taste I guess

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 22:55:17 -0700 (PDT)
From: JDC <>
Subject: New environment variable?

	Stronghold has quite a nifty little feature built-in to it,
	allowing (somehow) actual error strings to be returned from
	the logs (though I doubt grep'd out -- waste of CPU, totally).

	This is very cool, because it would allow people to add nifty
	SSI HTML code with the ErrorDocument directive. Let me give you
	an example:

File Not Found

The requested URL /cgi-bin/blahfoo was not found on this server.

There was also some additional information available about the error:
[Tue Oct 14 21:37:05 1997] access to /var/www/cgi-bin/blahfoo failed for, reason: script not found or unable to stat 

	This is a feature I *DEFINITELY* feel Apache should have
	implemented. I could really make use of this feature, and I
	feel that my users could really save some time trying to
	figure out problems or the like.

	I don't know if this is possible, but extending the output even more
	would be very awesome. Such as, when a perl script has a
	typo or parses wrong, the actual output of 'perl' could be
	trapped, and the error displayed.

	This would be one of the best additions to Apache, IMHO.

	Thanks, and keep up the good work.

| Jeremy Chadwick                               |
| System/Network/Security Administrator              |
|                        "OUCH! WHAT DO YOU DO?" |

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