This module provides for executing CGI scripts based on media type or request method.
Source File: mod_actions.c
Module Identifier: actions_module
Compatibility: Available in Apache 1.1 and later.
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.
Syntax: Action action-type cgi-script
Context: server config, virtual host, directory, .htaccess
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.
Syntax: Script method cgi-script
Context: server config, virtual host, directory
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
DELETE. As of 1.3.10, any arbitrary method name may be used. Method names are case-sensitive, so
Script puthave 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.
# For -style searching Script GET /cgi-bin/search # A CGI PUT handler Script PUT /~bob/put.cgi
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