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From David Holden <dvdh...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Which file gets served when the URL does not include a mime type extension.
Date Thu, 25 Aug 2005 14:35:45 GMT
Yes  content negotiation is what was happening as I had Multiviews on
in the conf file.

 Thanks 
 
        Dave.

On 8/24/05, oxfordmusic.net <lists@oxfordmusic.net> wrote:
> >
> > thanks for the reply, the reason I ask is because I'm getting a
> > default behaviour that I cannot find documentation of.
> >
> > i.e. if I sent up a server with these two files in a directory it is
> > always serving the XML file over the HTML file.
> >
> > e.g
> >
> > http://localhost/test/file
> >
> > will return file.xml not file.html
> >
> > I don't think "DirectoryIndex" is appropriate here because the file
> > name does not matter, e.g. it could be fred.xml/fred.html or
> > bill.xml/bill.html it still chooses the .xml file over the html file
> > if both are there..
> >
> 
> correct. "DirectoryIndex" is not approariate here. that only governs the
> behaviour when http://localhost/test is requested.
> what you need to read up on is Content Negotiation:
> http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=apache+content+negotiation&btnG=Google+Search&meta=
> which is how the server decides which file to server based on what the
> browser has requested and your own rules.
> a simple way to define it is, i believe, to place a file called file.var in
> the same directory with contents something like this:
> 
> URI: file
> 
> URI: file.html
> Content-type: text/html; qs=1
> 
> i am by no means an expert but this should at least give you something to
> get started on.
> 
> andy
> 
> 
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