[mod_python] Re: questions about mod_python publisher

Stian Søiland stian at soiland.no
Thu May 20 09:06:12 EDT 2004

On 2004-05-19 21:57:17, Jorey Bump wrote:

> I can access it on my Debian Woody production server (apache 1.3.26, 
> mod_python 2.7.8) like this :
>  http://www.example.com/test/hello
> But on my Red Hat 9 server (apache 2.0.40, and mod_python 3.0.1-4), I 
> need the extension:
>   http://www.example.com/test.py/hello

The reason why Debian-apache accepts the lack of .py and Redhat don't,
is probably since the former will include an apache feature called

Try in .htaccess or similar:

    Options +MultiViews

As in my debian default httpd.conf:

    <Directory "/www/default/htdocs/">
        Options Indexes Includes FollowSymLinks MultiViews ExecCGI

This makes apache look up in the directory to find sub-matching names.
FOr instance, http://www.somewhere.com/image5 would work if image5.jpg
were present - and the file extension of the actual file image5.jpg
would be used to select the right MIME-type.

Similar, if you have a mod_python script test.py - just test will work
fine - unless you have other files that starts with "test". This way,
you could hide your implementation details, and "test" could be
anything, .py, .html, .php, .cgi or a normal directory.

I'm not sure if this fixes issues with index.py though.

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