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From "Bill Stoddard" <stodd...@raleigh.ibm.com>
Subject Re: mod_cern_meta
Date Wed, 09 Aug 2000 17:19:59 GMT
Hummm.... I am thinking mod_cern_meta should be retired. Use mod_headers instead.
mod_headers is much more efficient as it does not need to open files to get the header
info.

Bill

----- Original Message -----
From: <simo@us.ibm.com>
To: <newHTTPserv@us.ibm.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2000 12:55 PM
Subject: mod_cern_meta


> Hi,
>
> I'm forwarding a note I received from someone I work with here.  She has a
> couple questions on mod_cern_meta for Apache 2.0.  Anyone have an answer?
> Thanks.
>
> --------------------------------------------------------
>
> Rob,
>
> I have found two problems in mod_cern_meta...
>
> In the scan_meta_file procedure, a successful read of the file is ignored
> because the while loop is checking for the return from ap_fgets !=
> APR_SUCCESS.    This looks like a carry-over from when  fgets was checked
> for a non-NULL return.
>
> There two values for the MetaFiles directive appear to be treated the same
> - MetaFiles On and MetaFiles Off do not differentiate how the request is
> handled - the server looks for a meta file either way.  Either the
> dir_config is being set incorrectly, or the hook needs to check more than
> NULL or non-NULL.
>
> --------------------------------------------------------
>
> Rob Simonson
> simo@us.ibm.com
>
>


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