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From Tony Finch <>
Subject Re: [BUG] 1.3.8 broke mod_speling
Date Fri, 13 Aug 1999 14:31:12 GMT
Martin Kraemer <> wrote:
>On Thu, Aug 12, 1999 at 04:59:41PM +0100, Tony Finch wrote:
>> Why not just make the ap_is_HTTP_REDIRECT more specific and have a
>> broader macro that checks for 3XX codes?
>That requires reviewing all of the places where the macro is used
>(including 3rd party modules). Some may have used ap_is_HTTP_REDIRECT()
>in the meaning "is of code class 3XX" and others may have used it in the
>meaning of "it actually is a redirection".

Good point. The new macro should be the one that checks for 3XX codes
that require a Location: header. ap_is_hard_HTTP_REDIRECT or something.

>Note also that the Location: header is optional for "300 Multiple Choices"
>because the server MAY decide that one choice is the best, while the
>others are just alternatives.

Yes, but the main point is the lack of a Location: isn't an error.

f.a.n.finch    e pluribus unix

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