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From "Sam Carleton" <scarle...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: apache module or CGI
Date Mon, 26 Mar 2007 16:35:55 GMT
On 3/26/07, Ralf Mattes <rm@seid-online.de> wrote:

> No -- please don't do that. You are terribly abusing the protocol.
> An "Error Document" is just this - an indication of what went wrong.
> The client will still receive a 404 status, and, expecting an _image_,
> just display the dreaded broken image icon ...
>
> Iff you want to go this road you must redirect to a handler that can
> modify the status.

Ok, sounds like a good sound argument to me NOT to go down that road, thanks!

> BTW, with HTTP/1.1 and chunked encoding there shouldn't be any problem
> generating the image on the fly and then storing it in the cache.
> And there _are_ response status that indicate a lengthy content
> generation ...

Like I said, web development is not my expertise, can you point me in
the right direction to learn more about these response status?

Sam
Sam

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