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From Malcolm Walker <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache 2.2.4 [an error occurred while processing this directive]
Date Fri, 31 Aug 2007 22:45:17 GMT

 >so presumably you're using a URL like http://localhost/mcjdreamweaver/ 
to access your site
Yes you are correct and I am very grateful for your reply but I find I 
am out of my depth.  I had read (several times both before my post and 
after your reply) the article on configuring Virtual Hosts and I remain 
unaware of how to amend the file at conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf to suit 
local access only.  As to the <Directory blocks I take your point but I 
cannot determine which of the directives to use.

My sole aim was in using Apache for testing to add the display of 
includes.  As I have been struggling with a problem that I never 
expected for over a week it's time I gave it a rest.

My general comment on all the Apache help articles both on-line and in 
the manual is that they clearly state what to do but not how to do it.  
There is a presumption of knowledge that I do not have.  I bought my 
first computer at the age of 62 on the basis I would catch up - 
eventually.  Thirteen years later it seems I am even further behind than 
I was then!

Many thanks for your effort to assist me.  I do appreciate it very much 


Vincent Bray wrote:
> Hi,
> You seem to have two problems in your config. First, You're not using
> any virtual hosts, and your DocumentRoot is F:/webs, so presumably
> you're using a URL like http://localhost/mcjdreamweaver/ to access
> your site. In this case, using an include with a local uri ref like
> /includes/something won't work because the mcjdreamweaver part is
> ignored. To fix this, either change your DocumentRoot to include the
> site directory, or use vhosts if you want to host multiple sites.
> Secondly, you have two <DIrectory blocks that each refer to
> essentially the same directory (except one of them has a wildcard).
> This will lead to pain and suffering in the long term, so instead
> merge the two together, in particular your Options directive, which is
> different in both cases. You should also avoid using Options Foo +Bar
> notation, as the docs explain, this isn't supported syntax, so instead
> make up your mind and use Options Foo Bar Whatever.

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