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RE: New FAQ: Setting 'charset' information in .htaccess

From: Deborah Cawkwell <deborah.cawkwell@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2004 17:01:04 +0100
Message-ID: <418B7E44473AC34488C9E730D09FF3CF027F8D10@bbcxue204.national.core.bbc.co.uk>
To: "Richard Ishida" <ishida@w3.org>, "Jungshik Shin" <jshin@i18nl10n.com>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>
Re .htaccess, as well as the developer being able to physically change that .htaccess file and those changes being not ignored because of server setup, many organisations have guidelines about how .htaccess should be used efficiently/effectively. Ideally, you always work with server administrators to avoid redundant/duplicated load on the server.

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: www-international-request@w3.org on behalf of Richard Ishida 
	Sent: Wed 07/07/2004 12:46 
	To: 'Jungshik Shin' 
	Cc: www-international@w3.org 
	Subject: RE: New FAQ: Setting 'charset' information in .htaccess

	Hi Jungshik,
	Thanks for these comments. I make some proposals for modification below.
	> -----Original Message-----
	> From: Jungshik Shin [mailto:jshin@i18nl10n.com]
	> Sent: 07 July 2004 07:27
	> To: Richard Ishida
	> Cc: www-international@w3.org
	> Subject: Re: New FAQ: Setting 'charset' information in .htaccess
	> > At: http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-htaccess-charset

	> FAQ> Note that this FAQ is aimed at people who know that
	> their server is
	> FAQ> set up to use .htaccess files, and who know that they have FAQ>
	> FAQ> permission to alter .htaccess files.
	>   I think this had better be made a little bit more specific.
	> Having the permission to alter '.htaccess' files (that most
	> users would have as long as they have shell accounts on the
	> server) is different from having the permission to get what
	> they put in '.htaccess' files effective (to be acted upon by
	> the server). Even if their server is set up to use .htaccess
	> files, their server can be set up to _ignore_ 'AddType',
	> 'AddCharset', 'ForceType' directives in '.htaccess' while
	> honoring other directives in .htaccess. (see the apache
	> manual mentioned below).
	I propose the following change:
	"Note that this FAQ is aimed at people who know that their server is set up
	to use .htaccess files, and who know that they have permission to alter
	.htaccess files."
	"Note that this FAQ assumes that your server is set up to use .htaccess
	files, and that the directives described below work in .htaccess files on
	your server."
	> FAQ> If these approaches fail, you should consult the Apache manuals
	> FAQ> (see attached links) or your server administrator.
	> The Apache manuals at the end point to the pages on 'content
	> negotiaton', which is  not so relevant to this FAQ (although
	Actually this was meant to point to the location where the directives
	AddCharset etc are defined. Thanks for pointing it out.


	> remotely related). I guess the following four pages have to
	> be listed, instead.
	> http://httpd.apache.org/docs/howto/htaccess.html

	> http://httpd.apache.org/docs/mod/core.html#allowoverride

	> http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/howto/htaccess.html

	> http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/mod/core.html#allowoverride

	Good suggestions.
	So I propose to add these four and the two above in place of the links to
	content negotiation.
	>   Jungshik

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