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Re: CLF and the [date]

From: Ross Patterson <ROSSP@SS1.Reston.VMD.Sterling.COM>
Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 16:31:50 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199905132031.QAA12969@www10.w3.org>
To: www-talk@w3.org

mark.griffith@weblogic.com (Mark Griffith) writes:

>http://www.w3.org/Daemon/User/Config/Logging.html#common-logfile-format

http://hoohoo.ncsa.uiuc.edu/docs/setup/httpd/TransferLog.html had a
much better description of the Common Log File format, but hoohoo appears
to be dead now (despite pointers to it from NCSA's website at
www.ncsa.uiuc.edu).  The good news is that there are several hundred
pointers to copies of this document on the web - just ask Yahoo! for
"DD/Mon/YYYY" combined with "NCSA".  The bad news is that, just like
everything else on the web, many of these likes don't work.  One that
does is http://ume.med.ucalgary.ca/docs/setup/httpd/TransferLog.html -
retrieve it while it's still there!

>the format of the [date] is undefined.

The format was defined by NCSA as:

   host rfc931 authuser [DD/Mon/YYYY:hh:mm:ss] "request" ddd bbbb "opt_referer" "opt_agent"

The non-date fields are described in the document, but as you can see the
date has a 4-digit year (e.g. 04/Jul/1776).

Ross Patterson
VM Software Division
Sterling Software, Inc.
Received on Thursday, 13 May 1999 17:36:29 GMT

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