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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject RE: fix the FAQ
Date Tue, 02 Dec 1997 05:07:01 GMT
Thanks, but it still doesn't fix the main problem, which is that the FAQ
isn't giving the solution that most people need.

Saying that a "Limit GET" isn't restricting other methods is a FAQ.
Saying that a "Limit GET" isn't allowing other methods doesn't happen

Most of the people that look at this question are trying to figure out
"method not allowed" and interpret "access denied" (which isn't actually
given as any response) as meaning that.  The fix for method not allowed is
almost always that they don't have their server setup to think of the file
in question as a cgi, ie. they are POSTing to a static file which won't

On Mon, 1 Dec 1997, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:

> >From the fingers of Marc Slemko flowed the following:
> >
> >The FAQ says:
> >
> >   22. Why do I keep getting "access denied" for form POST requests?   
> >       The most common cause of this is a <Limit> section that only names
> >       the GET method. Look in your configuration files for something    
> >       that resembles the following and would affect the location where  
> >       the POST-handling script resides:          
> >         
> >                <Limit GET>                                        
> >                    :                                                   
> >
> >       Change that to <Limit GET POST> and the problem will probably go
> >       away.                                                     
> >
> >I very seldom see anyway have problems like this.
>     Just shows how well the FAQ is doing its job. <g>
> >Don't have time to fix right now, but thought I would mention it while I
> >remembered...
>     Thanx; fixed.
>     #ken    P-)}

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