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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: recursive robot queries
Date Mon, 01 Jan 2001 06:55:59 GMT

On Sun, 31 Dec 2000, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> > These are allowed to happen due to content negotiation - any extra
> > information after a valid link is presumed to simply be PATH_INFO
> > information.  So in the example, the above URL will pull up
> > the page "/index", i.e. index.html, with "/full/foundation/...." as the
> > PATH_INFO.  How did this recursion start?
> Blecko... there needs to be a way for ssi files to declare that they
> are going to use path_info (or declare that they are not) so that the
> server can redirect or block access to bogus URLs.

Yes!  This has been the subject of numerous bug reports and questions to
the newsgroup, and there is no real solution in the current server.


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