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From Stuart Children <>
Subject Re: ProxyErrorOverride and redirects (PR 39245)
Date Thu, 05 Apr 2007 12:25:29 GMT

Nick Kew wrote:
> A redirection page is likely to include a redirected URL.
> In a reverse proxy situation, that may need to be rewritten.

Conceivably, yes. Though I would maintain that *by default* people with 
reverse-proxies would want/expect all their headers retained intact.

> Use of ProxyErrorOverride could be a valid alternative to
> mod_proxy_html in that situation, couldn't it?

Not sure what you mean there - ProxyErrorOverride is a directive for 

In any case, it does not allow one to rewrite the redirect URL. The 
2.2.4 behaviour is that the Location header gets retained as-is, but all 
other headers are stripped out - and I can't see why anyone would want that.

> Looks to me like a valid usage case for ProxyErrorOverride 3xx.

I don't see how it would achieve what you stated above. If you do want 
to rewrite headers (Location or any others), the code that deals with 
altering the response for what are considered error pages is surely not 
the place to do it.

Stuart Children

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