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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Content Negotiation/Type-Map Question
Date Fri, 26 Aug 2005 13:08:58 GMT
On 8/25/05, Christopher Parker <> wrote:
> On 8/24/05, Joshua Slive <> wrote:
> > Well, if you want apache to select a file whose extension you haven't
> > explicitly specified, then you need MultiViews.  Without multiviews,
> > apache has no way to find the .var file.
> >
> > There are a number of options here.  One is to rename your .var file
> > to not have any extension (so that it will directly match the URL
> > rather than needing multiviews).  Then use something like
> > <FilesMatch ^[^.]+$>
> > SetHandler type-map
> > </FilesMatch>
> > to mark all extension-less files as type-maps.
> This information is helpful! However, I guess what I'm trying to say
> is that I'd like it if MultiViews defaulted to a type-map before any
> other file. The original post I made at
> really explains
> a lot in terms of functionality that I need.
> Is there a way to tell MultiViews to default to a type-map if one
> exists, and if not, then make up its own type-map? This is how I
> thought content negotiation was supposed to work...

No, as far as I know this is not possible.  But as I said, you can
accomplish exactly the same effect in some slightly-more-complicated
ways such as the above suggestion.


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