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From "Bill Stoddard" <stodd...@raleigh.ibm.com>
Subject Apache 1.3.12 Released
Date Sat, 26 Feb 2000 03:22:44 GMT
Apache 1.3.12 Released

The Apache Software Foundation and The Apache Server Project are
pleased to announce the release of version 1.3.12 of the Apache HTTP server.

The primary changes in this version of Apache are those related to
the ``cross site scripting'' security alerts described at

      - and -

Specifically, charset handling has been improved and reinforced
(including a new directive: AddDefaultCharset) and server generated
pages properly escape ``userland'' input.

A complete listing with detailed descriptions is provided in the
src/CHANGES file.

We consider Apache 1.3.12 to be the best version of Apache available and
we strongly recommend that users of older versions, especially of the
1.1.x and 1.2.x family, upgrade as soon as possible.  No further releases
will be made in the 1.2.x family.

Apache 1.3.12 is available for download from


Please see the CHANGES_1.3 file in the same directory for a full
list of changes.

Binary distributions are available from


As of Apache 1.3.12 binary distributions contain all standard Apache
modules as shared objects (if supported by the platform) and include
full source code.  Installation is easily done by executing the
included install script.  See the README.bindist and INSTALL.bindist
files for a complete explanation.  Please note that the binary
distributions are only provided for your convenience and current
distributions for specific platforms are not always available.

The source and binary distributions are also available via any of the
mirrors listed at


For an overview of new features in 1.3 please see


In general, Apache 1.3 offers several substantial improvements
over version 1.2, including better performance, reliability and a
wider range of supported platforms, including Windows 95/98 and NT
(which fall under the "Win32" label).

Apache is the most popular web server in the known universe; over
half of the servers on the Internet are running Apache or one of
its variants.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR WIN32 USERS: Over the years, many users have
come to trust Apache as a secure and stable server.  It must
be realized that the current Win32 code has not yet reached the
levels of the Unix version, but is of acceptable quality. Any
Win32 stability or security problems do not impact, in any way,
Apache on other platforms.  With the continued donation of time
and resources by individuals and companies, we hope that the Win32
version of Apache will grow stronger through the 1.3.x release cycle.

Thank you for using Apache.
See you at ApacheCon 2000 in Orlanda, Florida, March 8-10, 2000.

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