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From Joshua Slive <sl...@finance.commerce.ubc.ca>
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 www.apache.org 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.

Joshua.


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