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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 50417] miscellaneous clarification for the mod_autoindex documentation
Date Sun, 16 Jan 2011 15:19:59 GMT
https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=50417

--- Comment #6 from Rich Bowen <rbowen@apache.org> 2011-01-16 10:19:56 EST ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> 4) At http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_autoindex.html#indexorderdefault
> "You can force a directory listing to only be displayed in a particular order
> by combining this directive with the SuppressColumnSorting index option; this
> will prevent the client from requesting the directory listing in a different
> order."
> ... seems to be outdated information, as SuppressColumnSorting contains only
> whether the headers are links or not nowadays.
> That must be replaced with IgnoreClient option IMHO

Sort of. Ignoring the client's preferences is a two-part thing. You must
SuppressColumnSorting to remove the sort link at the top of the column, and
also IgnoreClient to prevent them just putting the sort arguments directly in
the query string.

However, I think that this paragraph is just phrased wrong. This directive is
for setting a *default* sort order. The decision to not let the client reorder
is a separate thing, and we shouldn't imply that it's necessary in order to set
a default ordering. Will rephrase accordingly.

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