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From "David Salisbury" <>
Subject [users@httpd] AddType & Action directives
Date Fri, 29 Sep 2006 23:30:28 GMT

There seems to be some magic that goes on behind the scenes, and perhaps
someone can shed some light.  We have a php script that works with the 
pertinent Apache configuration directives being:

ScriptAlias /php/ "/usr/local/bin/"
<Location ~ /php>
 Options -Indexes
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
Action application/x-httpd-php "/php/php"

Though I don't believe the Location directive does anything other
than restrict auto-indexing.

With the above directives a .php file is read and processed by PHP, even 
though there is nothing in the url with php in the path, just
/some/dir/phpinfo.php works!  That to me is magic, as I would 
think the /php/ directory would be what tells apache to go to 

anyways, I'm trying to do the same thing with eruby ( actually erb )
and can't seem to get it to work

ScriptAlias /erb/ "/usr/local/bin/"
AddType application/x-httpd-eruby .rhtml
Action application/x-httpd-eruby /erb/erb

And I'm asked if I want to download the file.  and in looking, that file is the html for a
internal server error

I do have 
application/x-httpd-eruby       rhtml
in mime types, but I think that's only used if I don't add the AddType in the conf file.

Any help clarifying what's going on would be appreciated.



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