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From "Brad Nicholes" <>
Subject AllowOverride - Doc bug vs. Code bug
Date Tue, 13 Aug 2002 18:18:17 GMT
    Could somebody clarify this?  The documentation for AllowOverride states that the default
for the directive is "AllowOverride All".  But if you add an alias to a directory and do not
include a <Directory ..> block for the aliased directory or if you simply exclude the
AllowOverride directive from the <Directory...> block, Apache will ignore the .htaccess
file even if it exists.  The default in create_core_dir_config() is to set the override field
to OR_UNSET.  This would imply that the default behavior of AllowOverride would be either
undetermined or to inherit the parent directory's overrides.  Is this a bug in the documentation
or the source code?  Or can somebody explain how the documentation reflects the source code?


Brad Nicholes
Senior Software Engineer
Novell, Inc., the leading provider of Net business solutions 

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