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From Helmut Zeilinger ...@hzlabs.de>
Subject Re: $r->status() ?
Date Mon, 03 May 2004 06:39:45 GMT
Yes helped .. thanks a lot for explaining this again!

Helmut

--On Saturday, May 01, 2004 09:41:13 -0400 Geoffrey Young
<geoff@modperlcookbook.org> wrote:

> 
> 
> Helmut Zeilinger wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> 
>> i am confused about $r->status().
>> When do i have to set this "manually" - if ever?
> 
> you should never set $r->status from a handler.
> 
>> I searched for documentations about this item, but i did not find a
>> detailed explaination.
> 
> I've explained it on this and the dev list a few times, so you should find
> discussions in the archives.  it's also in the mod_perl developer's
> cookbook.
> 
>> 
>> My problem is, what's the difference between
>> 
>> sub handler {
>> ..
>> $r->status(404);
>> return (?);
>> }
> 
> that idiom is used with Registry scripts and Registry scripts only.  it's
> basically a hack that let's Registry scripts return something other than
> ok.  note that Registry sets $r->handler back to whatever it was before
> you messed with it, and it is the only valid use of $r->status($foo).
> 
>> 
>> and
>> 
>> sub handler {
>> ..
>> return (HTTP_NOT_FOUND);
>> }
>> 
>> [? means that i don't know what to return]
> 
> the return value of the handler is the status that gets set on the HTTP
> Response Line.  $r->status is really an internal bookeeping variable for
> apache - most of the time it's the same as the response line status, but
> if you set it manually it will mess up any future error document cycles,
> since that's the marker that apache uses for keeping track of recursive
> errors (the "additionally, a 500 server error was encountered" foo).
> 
> again, you can search the archives and MPDC for more details.
> 
> HTH
> 
> --Geoff
>  


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