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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Content Negotiation and PHP
Date Wed, 13 Oct 2004 13:00:39 GMT
On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 13:21:01 +0100, Chris Simon <> wrote:
> I have web hosting with a company called 1&1, running Apache 1.3.
> Although their content negotiation appears to be working correctly for
> most files (.html, .jpg, .gif etc, and also language negotiation) I
> can't work out how to get PHP pages to negotiate.  I'm not getting any
> help from 1&1 - they won't give advice on user programming!
> As far as I can see, all I should need to do is add the following to my
> .htaccess file (I obviously do not have access to the server config files):
> AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
> Options +MultiViews
> I've worked this out from searching on the web.  But I suspect this
> might only be for Apache 2?  I have Apache 2 at home and it works
> perfectly with the AddType directive in httpd.conf.
> If I call up a file with the .php extension, the page is parsed correctly.
> If a call it without the extension, then I want it to find the file
> *with* the extension.  But all I get is a 404 Not Found.

If you are really getting 404, then the problem is that your Options
directive is not applied in the correct place in the config file. 

You may also be getting a "no acceptable variants" error, in which
case you should see:
which should work in 1.3, even though it says it only works in 2.0.


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