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From Issac Goldstand <mar...@beamartyr.net>
Subject Re: Patch for mod_alias.xml
Date Mon, 10 Aug 2009 20:24:22 GMT
Eric Covener wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 2:47 PM, Issac Goldstand<margol@beamartyr.net> wrote:
>   
>> Eric Covener wrote:
>>     
>>> On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 12:13 PM, Issac Goldstand<margol@beamartyr.net>
wrote:
>>>
>>>       
>>>> Hi,
>>>>  After a colleague at work was struggling with the Redirect directive,
>>>> I realized that the docs could be a bit clearer.  I prepared a small
>>>> patch, but didn't want to commit myself simply because I'm not 100% sure
>>>> of the patch-xml/ant/html processes for committing doc patches.
>>>>
>>>> This is against httpd-2.2.13 (should patch fine to trunk, too).
>>>>
>>>>  Issac
>>>>
>>>> Index: manual/mod/mod_alias.xml
>>>> ===================================================================
>>>> --- manual/mod/mod_alias.xml    (revision 800376)
>>>> +++ manual/mod/mod_alias.xml    (working copy)
>>>> @@ -214,7 +214,8 @@
>>>>
>>>>     <p>Then any request beginning with <em>URL-Path</em>
will return a
>>>>     redirect request to the client at the location of the target
>>>> -    <em>URL</em>.  Additional path information beyond the matched
>>>> +    <em>URL</em>.  If <em>URL-Path</em> ends with
a trailing slash,
>>>> +    then additional path information beyond the matched
>>>>     <em>URL-Path</em> will be appended to the target URL.</p>
>>>>
>>>>         
>>> Can you demonstrate the trailing-slash/no-trailing-slash difference
>>> this is describing?  I wasn't able to recreate.
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>> Sure.  I'll do this from memory, but if you can't reproduce, I'll try to
>> get a hold of the old config that my colleague was bashing his head against.
>>
>> Let's say you have a line Redirect 301 /foo/bar. /baz/bar.extension
>>
>> One would assume from the docs that this would rewrite
>> /foo/bar.something to /baz/bar.extension.something
>>
>> However, this isn't the case, since /foo/bar.something doesn't end with
>> a / and therefore mod_alias is looking for an exact match (in
>> alias_matches) and the request doesn't get modified at all
>>
>> The redirect would need to be done using RedirectMatch or mod_rewrite
>>
>>     
>
> OK, i think it just needs more careful phrasing.  I read the updated
> behavior as implying:
>
> Redirect /a/b http://example.com/x
>
> Wouldn't send /a/b/c to http://example.com/x/c
>
> So it needs to capture that aspect of no-trailing-slash as well.
>
>   
That was the point.  It should convey that the auto-completion only
works if URL-Path ends with a /

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