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Bug #18316 DefaultType application/x-httpd-php problem
Submitted: 2002-07-12 11:02 UTC Modified: 2002-07-12 14:56 UTC
From: phpbug at botanicus dot net Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Apache2 related
PHP Version: 4CVS-2002-07-12 OS: l00nix
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2002-07-12 11:02 UTC] phpbug at botanicus dot net
.htaccess: DefaultType application/x-httpd-php
bleh:      <?php phpinfo(); ?>

$ curl -sI host/bleh     |grep Content-Type
Content-Type: application/x-httpd-php
$ ln -s bleh bleh.php
$ curl -sI host/bleh.php |grep Content-Type
Content-Type: text/html

In short, PHP doesn't seem to be used as the handler for
application/x-httpd-php when assumed file type is from a DefaultType or ForceType statement. :{


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 [2002-07-12 11:05 UTC]
Sorry, but the bug system is not the appropriate forum for asking
support questions. Your problem does not imply a bug in PHP itself.
For a list of more appropriate places to ask for help using PHP,
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Thank you for your interest in PHP.
 [2002-07-12 13:28 UTC] phpbug at botanicus dot net
I can't see how this is not a bug report. PHP isn't functioning on Apache2
correctly (I know it is alpha). I'm just letting you guys know.
 [2002-07-12 14:56 UTC]
It works fine with the CVS of both apache and php, so you are doing something wrong somewhere, hence it's not a bug.
If you still think it's a bug, feel free to provide more information (and it looks like a problem in apache anyway).

 [2003-03-31 11:21 UTC] jm4n at yahoo dot com
I get similar results on a Raq4 (Apache 1.3.20 and PHP 4.1.2). If I name a file "blah.html.php", I get a content-type of "application/x-httpd-php" -- but the file is not parsed; the PHP script is sent to the browser.

I suspect something in the PHP module is deciding not to parse the file, even though it should (due to the .php extension and appropriate content-type). The original reporter's problem is similar, in that he is forcing the content-type on a non .php filename (in this case a symlink). In my case, blah.php works fine, blah.html.php isn't parsed.

Does this make sense? I would have thought that any file extension you set to "application/x-httpd-php" would be parsed as a PHP script, but this doesn't appear to be the case.
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