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From c...@apache.org
Subject Re: mod_auth-any/4422: parsing apears to stop at the CGI file.
Date Wed, 26 May 1999 15:03:09 GMT
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Synopsis: parsing apears to stop at the CGI file.

State-Changed-From-To: open-closed
State-Changed-By: coar
State-Changed-When: Wed May 26 08:03:09 PDT 1999
State-Changed-Why:

Yes, this is working as designed.  What you are doing is
passing the name of a file to the script through the
path-info mechanism.  Nothing requires the path-info
URI component to be a filename, or any other particular
type of information, so Apache treats it as an opaque
string rather than trying to assume it knows what it
is and wasting possibly erroneous effort on it.  If the
path-info were arbitrary data, such as "MontyPython",
Apache would spend cycles and disk I/O trying to treat
it as a filename.  And what if the arbitrary data just
*happened* to match the name of a file outside the
server's mapping space?  What if MontyPython actually
*was* the name of a file, but wasn't intended that
way in the URI?  So Apache doesn't make assumptions
like this.  Sorry..
Class-Changed-From-To: sw-bug-support
Class-Changed-By: coar
Class-Changed-When: Wed May 26 08:03:09 PDT 1999


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