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From Ian Holsman <>
Subject Re: mod_negotiation/dir subrequest problem [was: Tagging .31 soon]
Date Thu, 31 Jan 2002 17:45:17 GMT
Is this a showstopper for a .31 roll ?
IMHO it shouldn't be
as the big browsers happily accept relative URL locations.
so while not RFC compliant it's not going to be crashing things
or stopping people from serving pages.

Joshua Slive wrote:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Rodent of Unusual Size [mailto:Ken.Coar@Golux.Com]
>>RedirectMatch /builds/tomcat/(.*) /builds/jakarta-tomcat/$1
>>Since there's no '[R]' flag, I'm not sure why this is forcing
>>an external redirect, either, rather than keeping it internal
>>and concealed from the client.
> You are confusing RedirectMatch with RewriteRule.  Only the latter needs the
> [R].
> In fact, this configuration looks terribly invalid.  It should be
> RedirectMatch /build/tomcat/(.*)
> Or even better
> Redirect /build/tomcat/
> We should be returning an error if the target argument to
> Redirect/RedirectMatch isn't an absolute URL.
> Joshua.

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