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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Making apache ready for ruby ajax responder
Date Tue, 25 Jan 2011 14:12:28 GMT
On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 8:38 AM, fedora <> wrote:
> Hi listers
> Sofar, i found out, that an ajax responder cannot be in the cgi-bin
> directory, because, apparently, apache from this directory expects other
> headers and contents than usual ajax resonders send. That means, whenever i
> try to put an ajax responder into the cgi-bin directory, i get a 500
> Internal Server Error reply to an ajax request.
> Next i found this: When i put a ruby program into any directory of the
> current virtual-web (except into the cgi-bin directory), when i try to
> invoke it from the browser, i get the ruby text as response. That is not
> what i want.
> Next i found this: When i put a php program into any directory of the
> current virtual-web (except into the cgi-bin directory) and i invoke it from
> the browser via ajax call, it replies as expected. i want to have this
> behaviour from a ruby script as well.
> Next i found this: When i try to add a handler for ruby scripts in any
> directory (except the cgi-bin directory) of the virtual host, like so
> <Directory /home/svn/work/test/>
>  Action application/x-ruby /usr/bin/ruby
>  AddHandler application/x-ruby .rbx
> </Directory>
> i get the following, when ivoking the ruby program klixe.rbx in this
> directory via ajax call:
> <html><head>
> <title>404 Not Found</title>
> </head><body>
> <h1>Not Found</h1>
> <p>The requested URL /usr/bin/ruby/test/klixe.rbx was not found on this
> server.</p>
> <hr>
> <address>Apache/2.2.16 (Fedora) Server at dick.dyn.lan Port 80</address>
> </body></html>
> which is to say, that apache concatenates the relativ URL of the file i want
> to invoke with the handler-path, which certainly does not provide the
> response i want.
> Where am i wrong? what do i miss?

I don't think Action is going to work any different than CGI with
respect to expecting valid CGI output.

At the very least: Action's second parameter is a URL path to a the
interpreter, not a filesystem path.

Eric Covener

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