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From Justin Watt <jw...@email.unc.edu>
Subject mod_autoindex/8570: AddDescription directive treats "file" as if surrounded by wildcards
Date Thu, 18 Oct 2001 05:38:14 GMT

>Number:         8570
>Category:       mod_autoindex
>Synopsis:       AddDescription directive treats "file" as if surrounded by wildcards
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Quarter:        
>Keywords:       
>Date-Required:
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Oct 17 22:40:00 PDT 2001
>Closed-Date:
>Last-Modified:
>Originator:     jwatt@email.unc.edu
>Release:        1.3.20
>Organization:
apache
>Environment:
?
>Description:
Similar to bugs 8248, 5814, 6747

This could also be a doc-bug...
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/mod/mod_autoindex.html#adddescription

The syntax for AddDescription is as follows:
AddDescription string file [file] ...

"file" is defined as: "a file extension, partial filename, wild-card expression or full filename
for files to describe"

However, using the directive as follows:

AddDescription "Hypertext Markup Language" html

so that a *directory* named "html" has that description, also applies that description to
files that end with the extension .html --- which is a conflict the definition of "file" might
predict. It seems as though "file" is actually treating everything as if it is surrounded
by wildcards.

So that this is what I get:

 html/                   Hypertext Markup Language
 netscape_colors.html    Hypertext Markup Language
 special_characters.html Hypertext Markup Language

And this is what I want:
 html/                   Hypertext Markup Language
 netscape_colors.html    Color Palette
 special_characters.html Special HTML Characters



>How-To-Repeat:

>Fix:
Based on the documentation:

The syntax for AddDescription is as follows:
AddDescription string file [file] ...

"file" is defined as: "a file extension, partial filename, wild-card expression or full filename
for files to describe"

You should change the effect of the AddDescription directive so that
1) file extensions need a preceding "." 
2) partial filenames are no longer accepted (wildcards should take care of this)
2) full filenames are the default
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