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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@covalent.net>
Subject Re: .asis handler isn't driven
Date Mon, 01 Oct 2001 18:03:47 GMT
From: "Greg Ames" <gregames@remulak.net>
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 11:59 AM


> Greg Ames wrote:
> > 
> > "William A. Rowe, Jr." wrote:
> > 
> > > We still have no mechanism to 'quantify' the quality of one handler or
> > > filter over another.  Funny that
> > >
> > > index.html  4000 bytes
> > > index.cgi    500 bytes
> > >
> > > will serve index.cgi, based on size, when the cpu impact of index.html is
> > > _significantly_ less expensive ;)
> > >
> > 
> > I don't know what to say about this situation when the URI is "index" or
> > /.  My gut says this is just ambiguous and is a user error.  Picking one
> > based on size seems pretty arbitrary.  
> 
> Actually, for the / situation, it looks like mod_dir will pick the first
> match.  daedalus has "DirectoryIndex index.html index.cgi" coded.  It
> runs a subrequest for index.html first; if that works, we redirect to
> index.html and don't bother with index.cgi.

Picture this instead;

DirectoryIndex index

That better documents the inconsistancy.

Bill


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