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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject Re: general/2751: Handler problem false, should not be logged. (fwd)
Date Fri, 31 Jul 1998 20:19:54 GMT
Hmm.  Ok, I see the (my) confusion.

Technically, you shouldn't AddHandler for an Action script you should
AddType.  But the implicit assumption is that a */* content type handler
will get anything that may have a specific handler handler (which makes
sense) and can then take action on it.

The problem is that means that even if we don't have any "*"s, a "*/*" can
still do something with a handler even though it is only getting things
based on content type; that is the way mod_actions works.  Is it
technically correct?  All a matter of definitions. 

On Fri, 31 Jul 1998, Alexei Kosut wrote:

> On Fri, 31 Jul 1998, Dean Gaudet wrote:
> > Isn't it only * handlers we need to worry about?  */* should only apply to
> > content types, not r->handler.
> I agree. */* should only apply to content types, since handlers don't have
> slashes. Although, IIRC, the current code only checks to see if the first
> character is *, and presumes */* from that.
> It should be fixed, and it should be simple to fix, but not trivial.
> -- Alexei Kosut <> <>
>    Stanford University, Class of 2001 * Apache <> *

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