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Apache HTTP Server Version 1.3

Module mod_actions

This module provides for executing CGI scripts based on media type or request method.

Status: Base
Source File: mod_actions.c
Module Identifier: actions_module
Compatibility: Available in Apache 1.1 and later.

Summary

This module has two directives. The Action directive lets you run CGI scripts whenever a file of a certain type is requested. The Script directive lets you run CGI scripts whenever a particular method is used in a request. This makes it much easier to execute scripts that process files.

Directives


Action directive

Syntax: Action action-type cgi-script
Context: server config, virtual host, directory, .htaccess
Override: FileInfo
Status: Base
Module: mod_actions
Compatibility: Action is only available in Apache 1.1 and later

This directive adds an action, which will activate cgi-script when action-type is triggered by the request. The action-type can be either a handler or a MIME content type. It sends the URL and file path of the requested document using the standard CGI PATH_INFO and PATH_TRANSLATED environment variables.


Script directive

Syntax: Script method cgi-script
Context: server config, virtual host, directory
Status: Base
Module: mod_actions
Compatibility: Script is only available in Apache 1.1 and later; arbitrary method use is only available with 1.3.10 and later

This directive adds an action, which will activate cgi-script when a file is requested using the method of method . It sends the URL and file path of the requested document using the standard CGI PATH_INFO and PATH_TRANSLATED environment variables.

Prior to Apache 1.3.10, method can only be one of GET , POST , PUT , or DELETE . As of 1.3.10, any arbitrary method name may be used. Method names are case-sensitive , so Script PUT and Script put have two entirely different effects.

Note that the Script command defines default actions only. If a CGI script is called, or some other resource that is capable of handling the requested method internally, it will do so. Also note that Script with a method of GET will only be called if there are query arguments present ( e.g. , foo.html?hi). Otherwise, the request will proceed normally.

Examples:

    # For <ISINDEX>-style searching
    Script GET /cgi-bin/search
    # A CGI PUT handler
    Script PUT /~bob/put.cgi

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