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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: [patch (rev 2)] mod_dir refactored... needs discussion
Date Mon, 03 Dec 2001 03:47:38 GMT
From: "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2001 9:31 PM

> From: "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
> Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2001 4:14 AM
> > Now I begin to wonder, if we created a fast_redirect method for mod_negotation,

> > why on earth shouldn't mod_dir follow the same convention?
> Following this little experiment one step further, I've come to some conclusions;

Forgot to mention

3. It's more robust.  Currently, /test/ is confirmed as a valid address [not an error
   or other problem.]  With this patch, if /test/index.html is denied, the user won't
   be shown /test/ (which is a good thing, IMHO.)

But reflecting on the patch, perhaps we should allow the admin to configure Autoindex
to 'drill' into DIRs, or to always serve all (non-excluded) DIR entries without any
subrequest checking whatsoever.  Same on content, I suppose, although it would break
all of the ByType directives for directories configured that way.


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