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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: stop copying r->content_type to r->handler?
Date Mon, 01 Jul 2013 16:45:24 GMT
On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 12:29 PM, Eric Covener <> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 12:16 PM, Christian Seiler <> wrote:
>> Hi there,
>>> All releases still have what I guess is an old pre-SetHandler
>>> mechanism to allow content type -> handler mappings. If no r->handler
>>> has been set, but a content-type has, the content-type is copied to
>>> r->handler.
>> As an httpd user who's reading this proposal: Currently, I like to
>> configure PHP in combination with Apache in such a way that I set the
>> content type and then have Action application/x-httpd-php ... I don't
>> want to use AddHandler, since then Apache also processes files ending
>> in .php.txt with PHP, so the usage of the content type as handler has
>> been very useful to me. (Btw. this is PHP as CGI/FastCGI, hence the
>> Action statement.)
> Thanks for the feedback, can you show an example stanza? Curious how
> you set the type in contrast of AddHandler

It looks like mod_actions does not recognize r->handler set to "" --
when r->handler is NULL, he will look directly to r->content_type, so
that may be a potential way to still handle content-type based
"dispatch" without having the content-type sit in r->handler.

Eric Covener

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