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From Stas Bekman <>
Subject Re: more minor 2.0.31 breakage
Date Tue, 05 Feb 2002 05:18:44 GMT
William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:

> From: "Stas Bekman" <>
> Sent: Monday, February 04, 2002 8:39 PM
>>Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
>>>Greg Ames wrote:
>>>>I just noticed that autoindex listings from no
>>>>longer display the folder icon for directories.  You see
>>>>a '?' icon instead.  The Rodent tells me there's some kind
>>>>of magic type that mod_autoindex uses to figure this out.
>>>>Not debugged yet.
>>>As an unsubstantiated WAG, I would guess that the subrequest
>>>that's sent off to determine the content-type is running
>>>afoul of mod_dir somehow, and S_ISDIR isn't set correctly
>>>when it comes back.
>>BTW, since you are talkinga about mod_autoindex, I don't recall that it 
>>was working this way before:
>>I've uploaded a dir with files to as of that moment 
>> was running 2.0.28. I was trying to view, 
>>all the files/dirs showed up, but not this new sub-dir. When I've tried 
>>to enter the new directory manually 
>> I've got 500 error. Looking at 
>>error_log revealed that I had a broken .htaccess in that directory. I 
>>don't understand why mod_autoindex won't display the directory in the 
>>index's listing.
>>I think it's a bug. The sub-directory can be password-protected. Does it 
>>mean that mod_autoindex won't display it, since it'll fail to run the 
> By design, for better or worse [feel free to debate here.]
> The new logic [perhaps 1.3 as well, you would have to look] does a subrequest 
> on the /~stas/ url ... and decides it's broken [or inaccessable, or whatever] 
> and autoindex won't display it.  What's broken about not displaying things that
> the user cannot access?

I gave an example of a password protected sub-directory. You say that 
it's correct not to display it then? How do you know whether the user 
cannot access this directory? May be he does have the needed access 


Stas Bekman             JAm_pH      --   Just Another mod_perl Hacker      mod_perl Guide

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