[mod_python] multiple requests to authenhandler for a single url

Gregory (Grisha) Trubetskoy grisha at modpython.org
Thu Oct 6 13:16:18 EDT 2005

On Thu, 6 Oct 2005, reghigh wrote:

> Also why would /x/x result in two requests but /x/y in one (using 
> <Location /x>)?

I don't know, in my test (mod_python 3.1.3, httpd 2.0.54), when no actual 
'x' directory exists, the traversal stops right there. When x does exist, 
it is called for /x/y, which is at it should be - it assumes that 'y' is a 
file in the directory 'x' (even if y does not exist).

Also there are a couple of other things in your prior e-mail that do not 
make a lot of sense. Given:

<VirtualHost *:80>
   ServerName static
   DocumentRoot <omitted>

   PythonPath "['<omitted>'] + sys.path"
   PythonAuthenHandler test
   PythonDebug On

   <Location /x>
       AuthType Basic
       AuthName "Restricted Area"
       Require valid-user

You say that

   /xx -> not processed by handler

that cannot be if the "PythonAuthenHandler test" is at the VirtualHost 
level. I also don't see SetHandler/AddHandler for mod_python - is that at 
the server level?

Also I'm not sure how your request continues processing even though you're 
raising an exception - in my test the request processing stops with 
'Internal Server Error' as soon as the first exception is raised.

In any event - when the authen handler is called is not controlled by 
mod_python, it's something that is in the httpd territory. It would be 
nice perhaps to get to the bottom of what this behaviour should be and 
summarize it for the list.



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