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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] why would mod_alias eat the query string (1.3.x)
Date Tue, 15 Nov 2005 02:41:42 GMT
On 11/14/05, William Ross <> wrote:
> hello list,
> I'm very sorry to jump straight in here with a question, but here goes:
> I've got a fairly normaly thin-and-thick setup with a mod_perl server
> in the background. The thin server on 80 is a reverse proxy for the
> mod_perl server on 8081, in the usual way. The only quirk is that for
> some directories I'm forcing secure access and bypassing the proxy:
> those I redirect to the same mod_perl server, but on port 443.
> It all works very nicely except for one thing:
> * url with query string proxied to the non-secure port on the
> mod_perl server works fine
> * url with qs redirected to the secure port on the same server
> arrives without the query string
> There's quite a big stack of handlers on the mod_perl server,
> including a TransHandler, so at first I just assumed I was breaking
> the input, but I'm really not: I've been able to make sure that the
> request really does come in without the query string.
> As it happens this application will accept similar input in the
> path_info so I can get by for the few cases where the redirect kicks
> in. But I thought mod_alias just ignored the query string? please
> could someone suggest why they're getting eaten? It's driving me nuts.

There seems to be a rash of people today posting semi-complicated
URL-mapping problems who describe the problem but neglect to show the
configuration they are using or any concrete examples of what is
happening.  This makes solving the problem almost impossible.


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