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From Tony VanScoy <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Which file gets served when the URL does not include a mime type extension.
Date Wed, 24 Aug 2005 12:22:31 GMT
>  If I have a directory "test" with two files in "file.xml" and
> "file.html" can anyone tell me which should get served if I address it
> from a browser using
> "http://localhost/test/file"
> i.e. without specifying the suffix.
> also is this behaviour configurable?
> thanks,
>         Dave.

Maybe you're looking for DirectoryIndex.

<Location /test>
  DirectoryIndex file.xml file.html

With that config, Apache will look for file.xml first, and then
file.html if the first is not found. As far as serving up file.xml
when only "file" is requested, you could do something with

RewriteRule ^/test/file$ /test/file.xml  <- will use file.xml for

.. or something like that. Check the syntax

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