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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: vote please
Date Sat, 23 Oct 1999 20:45:48 GMT wrote:
> for /cgi-bin  404
> for /cgi-bin/  403
> ( in fact the error code in Apache is generated by the handler module,
> not by arbirary interpretation - /cgi-bin/ is rejected just because
> cgi-bin is configured to refuse to serve static files in that dir, while
> /cgi-bin is just not found)

FWIW (I couldn't quite figure out where this debate ended), I think this
is the precisely correct interpretation.

Note that when /xxx/ is allowed, Apache will send a redirect for /xxx
instead of a 404. At least, I think it will.




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