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From Jon Scott Stevens <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] forward instead of redirect for welcome files
Date Sat, 04 Jan 2003 00:14:32 GMT
on 2003/1/3 4:03 PM, "Matt Parker" <> wrote:

> I'd like to suggest that catalina perform a forward, rather than a
> redirect, for requests that end with '/'. With a redirect, special
> configuration is necessary for proxy servers to work correctly. Also, a
> forward doesn't require an additional round trip to the client--a
> redirect must get back to the client and the client then issues a new
> request. I've tested this under Linux. Thanks!
> Matt

That goes against the behavior of most HTTP servers, including Apache HTTPd.


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