[development] 404 handling

Boris Mann boris at bryght.com
Fri Mar 31 02:11:08 UTC 2006

On 30-Mar-06, at 1:08 PM, Ken Rickard wrote:

> We've been doing some heavy testing on 4.6 and found a piece that  
> is good (I think) for all Drupal versions.
> In .htaccess, Drupal's index.php file is defined as the default 404  
> handler.
> This can cause real problems when an image or other file is  
> missing,  A little research by our tech guys gives us this:
> # This overrides the Drupal 404 handler for files that should never  
> be handled by Drupal
> <FilesMatch "\.(gif|jpe?g|png|html|css|js)$">
>   ErrorDocument 404 default
> </FilesMatch>
> This makes Apache handle 404 errors for typical html and image files.
> Should this be submitted officially?

Yes....*any* idea should get "officially" submitted as an  
issue...whether or not it gets applied is a separate issue (i.e. this  
won't be applied in 4.6, will highly unlikely make it into 4.7).  
Standard procedure would be to submit an issue, then email the dev  
list with a pointer for further comment if it is of wider interest/ 
needs discussion.

Ken -- thanks for bring this up.

Boris Mann
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