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Mirror Directory

From: Chris Hubick <hubick@defiant.synapse.med.ualberta.ca>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 16:46:45 -0600 (MDT)
To: www-jigsaw@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.93.970723163030.9184A-100000@defiant.synapse.med.ualberta.ca>

	I configure a Mirror Directory resource, say named "mdr", in
my root resource, and set its mirrors attribute to 
"http://mirrored.machine.name". I would *think* asking for
"http://jigsaw.server/mdr/file.html" would yield the equivalent of
"http://mirrored.machine.name/file.html", but rather it points to
"http://mirrored.machine.name/mdr/file.html".  I spent half a day figuring
why I kept getting file not found errors!  I think this behavior is
confusing, and should either be changed or documented better.  I would
think that if I actually wanted this behavior I would set the mdr
resource's mirrors attribute to be "http://mirrored.machine.name/mdr".

Damn Microsoft IIS doesn't give the URL requested as part of the 404
Object Not Found error, it wasn't till I pointed the mirror at my Apache
server that I figured out what was really going on.  Nice to see Jigsaw,
like Apache, also returns the URL requested with the 404 error.

Chris Hubick
Received on Wednesday, 23 July 1997 18:46:47 UTC

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