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From "Joshua Slive" <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Why include Content-Length in type-maps?
Date Fri, 09 May 2008 13:56:21 GMT
On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 9:50 AM, Daniel
<aleksandersen+apache.org@runbox.com> wrote:
> 2008-05-09 15:25 skreiv Joshua Slive:
>> On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 8:09 AM, Mathias wrote:
>> > Are there any benefits of including Content-Length in type-maps? I do not
>> > understand the need to overwrite this option when Apache is perfectly
>> > capable of retrieving the information on it&#8217;s own.
>> >
>> > Are there performance benefits of including it?
>>
>> Without checking the code I'm just guessing, but it could be that the
>> content-length is used as a negotiation criterion: if all else
>> matches, choose the smallest representation.
>
> It is a negotiation criteria. I think what he is trying to ask about is: why
> he should manually include it in the type-map instead of letting Apache
> gather the file size automatically.

Oh, I bet that apache won't bother trying to determine the
content-length of all those files if you don't specify it explicitly.
Too much work for too little gain. If you want that, just go with
MultiViews rather than a type-map.

Joshua.

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