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From sl...@locus.apache.org
Subject cvs commit: httpd-docs-2.0/htdocs/manual/mod core.html
Date Fri, 06 Oct 2000 00:56:53 GMT
slive       00/10/05 17:56:51

  Modified:    htdocs/manual/mod core.html
  Log:
  Be a little more explicit about the consequences of
  ErrorDocument xxx http://....
  
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.173     +11 -5     httpd-docs-2.0/htdocs/manual/mod/core.html
  
  Index: core.html
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvs/httpd-docs-2.0/htdocs/manual/mod/core.html,v
  retrieving revision 1.172
  retrieving revision 1.173
  diff -u -r1.172 -r1.173
  --- core.html	2000/09/15 19:13:42	1.172
  +++ core.html	2000/10/06 00:56:48	1.173
  @@ -837,12 +837,18 @@
   
   <P>Note that when you specify an <CODE>ErrorDocument</CODE> that
   points to a remote URL (ie. anything with a method such as "http" in
  -front of it) Apache will send a redirect to the client to tell it
  +front of it), Apache will send a redirect to the client to tell it
   where to find the document, even if the document ends up being on the
  -same server. This has several implications, the most important being
  -that <STRONG>if you use an "ErrorDocument 401" directive then it must
  -refer to a local document.</STRONG> This results from the nature of
  -the HTTP basic authentication scheme.
  +same server.  This has several implications, the most important being
  +that the client will not receive the original error status code, but
  +instead will receive a redirect status code.  This in turn can confuse
  +web robots and other clients which try to determine if a URL is valid
  +using the status code.  In addition, if you use a remote URL in an
  +<code>ErrorDocument 401</code>, the client will not know to prompt the
  +user for a password since it will not receive the 401 status
  +code. Therefore, <STRONG>if you use an "ErrorDocument 401" directive
  +then it must refer to a local document.</STRONG>
  +
   
   <P>Prior to version 2.0, messages were indicated by prefixing them
   with a single unmatched double quote character.
  
  
  

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