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From Yehuda Katz <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Error in accessing the home page
Date Fri, 30 Nov 2012 00:02:00 GMT
On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 6:57 PM, Alex Chen <> wrote:

> However I have already set ServerRoot to "C:/Program Files/Apache" and
> DocumentRoot to 'htdocs", therefore  I assume it implies the document root
> will be "C:/Program Files/Apache/htdocs", as indicated in your reply,
> correct?
> The question is why  I have to use <Directory "C:/Program
> Files/Apache/htdocs"> instead of <Directory "htdocs"> even though
> DocumentRoot is already set to "htdocs"?

Because the documentation says that the <Directory > block always requires
the full path:

That was a design decision that was probably made years ago.

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