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From "Ralf S. Engelschall" <...@engelschall.com>
Subject Re: mod_rewrite/5733: "On-the-fly Content-Regeneration" will not work as described.
Date Thu, 10 Feb 2000 16:30:01 GMT
The following reply was made to PR mod_rewrite/5733; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Ralf S. Engelschall" <rse@engelschall.com>
To: apbugs@apache.org
Subject: Re: mod_rewrite/5733: "On-the-fly Content-Regeneration" will not work as described.
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 17:26:50 +0100

 In article <20000210125306.39575.qmail@locus.apache.org> you wrote:
 >>Synopsis:       "On-the-fly Content-Regeneration" will not work as described.
 > [...]
 > "RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME}   !-s
 > RewriteCond ^page\.html$          page.cgi   [T=application/x-httpd-cgi,L]"
 > 1) The second RewriteCond should be a RewriteRule.
 > 2) the -s and -f checks seem  to just do a stat() on what they are given, anyway, so
unless your documentroot is / then the file will never exist?
 > 3) Under what conditions *would* this work? :)
 > http://www.apache.org.uk/docs/misc/rewriteguide.html
 > Subst RewriteCond for RewriteRule in second line.
 > Add note, or additional info into file-test section to clarify if they check
 > URIs or files (this example implies URIs, the docs says 'file').
 There is the following note:
 | ATTENTION: Depending on your server-configuration it can be necessary to
 | slightly change the examples for your situation, e.g. adding the [PT] flag
 | when additionally using mod_alias and mod_userdir, etc. Or rewriting a ruleset
 | to fit in <tt>.htaccess</tt> context instead of per-server context. Always
 | to understand what a particular ruleset really does before you use it. It
 | avoid problems.
 Here the ruleset was originally used in .htaccess context and there
 is should work as written down (although I've not tried it since two
                                        Ralf S. Engelschall

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