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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: mod_actions 1.32 patch never made it to 2.0
Date Tue, 14 Dec 2004 15:52:05 GMT
André Malo wrote:
> * Cliff Woolley wrote:
>>So why is this same general behavior unconditional in httpd 1.3 but
>>non-existant in 2.0 and requires a "virtual" flag on 2.1?  Andre?
>>Thoughts?  The "virtual" thing was your doing...
> see STATUS file. It's already voted for backport, just didn't make it yet...
> The reason for the virtual flag is that it should be a user decision whether 
> the httpd should generate the 404 (with errordocument and all) or not. IMHO 
> the unconditional behaviour in 1.3 was a mistake (made in version 1.3.10). 
> 2.x was forked in 1.3.9 :-)

I agree.  Action was designed to enable processing files via CGI 
scripts, not to handle arbitrary URLs.

Ryan's example (and most others that want this behavior) would be more 
cleanly handled with a simple

ScriptAlias /foo /full/path/to/cgi-bin/printenv


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