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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: CheckBasenameMatch
Date Thu, 24 Dec 2015 20:10:53 GMT
On Thu, Dec 24, 2015 at 2:42 PM, Rich Bowen <> wrote:
> I discovered this morning that mod_speling has a completely undocumented
> directive, CheckBasenameMatch
> It's not entirely clear to me what it's supposed to do - it appears to
> maybe duplicate some of the functionality of mod_negotiation, mapping a
> request for `index` or `index.db` (example given in code comment) to
> `index.html`.
> Am I missing something? I'd be glad to write up a doc for this directive
> but 1) I'm not sure if I'm understanding it correctly and 2) it doesn't
> seem particularly useful.

I came to the same conclusion after looking at it.    Note that
matches of this type
will never result in serving the file directly, it will just be in a
separate "look closely"
section of a 300 Multiple Choices response.

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