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Module mod_actions

This module is contained in the mod_actions.c file, and is compiled in by default. It provides for executing CGI scripts based on media type or request method. It is not present in versions prior to Apache 1.1.

Summary

This module lets you run CGI scripts whenever a file of a certain type is requested. This makes it much easier to execute scripts that process files.

Directives


Action

Syntax: Action mime-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 a file of content type mime-type is requested. It sends the URL and file path of the requested document using the standard CGI PATH_INFO and PATH_TRANSLATED environment variables.


Script

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

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

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:

    Script GET /cgi-bin/search     #e.g. for <ISINDEX>-style searching
    Script PUT /~bob/put.cgi


The manual translated into Japanese is here.

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