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Re: Making MGET more GET-friendly?

From: Benjamin Nowack <bnowack@appmosphere.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 14:17:06 +0100
To: "Phil Dawes" <pdawes@users.sf.net>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <PM-EH.20040312141706.6C946.2.1D@>

On 12.03.2004 11:11:32, Phil Dawes wrote:
>Sandro Hawke writes:
> > 
> > Also, is it possible to make a typical Hosting service Apache user
> > account answer MGET?   Does it at least get through to CGI?
> > 
>I'm afraid not. With the hosted-apache setups I've used you can't even
>do a PUT or DELETE to a cgi (AFAIK apache has to be specifically
>configured to let this through).

PHP has a "php://input" method that allows reading PUT data.

If a provider allows .htaccess files, I think you can use the 
"Script" directive to forward all the PUTs to a cgi script:

   Script PUT /cgi-bin/handle_put.pl

Although the apache doc says that any arbitrary request method can be
used with "Script", afaik this only works if apache recognizes this
method. so, webdav-enabled apaches could use it with MOVE etc, but 
for an MGET, apache would need to be compiled with some "mod_mget"
module, I guess..


Benjamin Nowack

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