[Rt-devel] bug in standalone server image handling

Jesse Vincent jesse at bestpractical.com
Mon Sep 22 09:45:52 EDT 2008

On Fri 19.Sep'08 at 17:33:36 -0400, Hans Dieter Pearcey wrote:
> share/html/NoAuth/images/autohandler purports to serve images directly, before
> Mason gets a chance to.  However, Mason loads (that is, compiles)
> $m->request_comp as soon as the request object is created, so the autohandler
> doesn't actually get a chance to intervene in the case where the image file
> being requested has a Mason syntax error.

The way we've taken to fixing this in newer code is to actually put the
images into an assets or data directory and use a dhandler to serve out
from the /images directory.  It doesn't require server changes and feels
more portable.  Thoughts?


> The attached patch includes a test and a fix for the standalone server.
> Similar solutions are probably needed for running under mod_perl or fastcgi.
> hdp.

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