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Web server tutorial - Part 2

AddDescription: Allows you to place a short description after a file in server-generated

indexes. These are only displayed for FancyIndexed directories.

Format: AddDescription "description" filename

AddDescription "GZIP compressed document" .gz

AddDescription "tar archive" .tar

AddDescription "GZIP compressed tar archive" .tgz

ReadmeName: The name of the README file the server will look for by default,

and append to directory listings.

HeaderName: the name of a file, which should be prepended to directory indexes.


The server will first look for name.html and include it if found. If name.html

doesn't exist, the server will then look for name.txt and include it as plaintext

if found.

ReadmeName README

HeaderName HEADER


IndexIgnore: A set of filenames which directory indexing should ignore and not

include in the listing. Shell-style wildcarding is permitted.

IndexIgnore .??* *~ * HEADER* README* RCS CVS *,v *,t

AddEncoding: Allows you to have certain browsers (Mosaic/X 2.1+) uncompress

information on the fly.

Note: Not all browsers support this. Despite the name

similarity, the following Add* directives have nothing to do with the FancyIndexing

customization directives above.

AddEncoding x-compress Z

AddEncoding x-gzip gz tgz


AddLanguage: Allows you to specify the language of a document. You can then

use content negotiation to give a browser a file in a language it can understand.

Note that the suffix does not have to be the same as the language keyword ---

those with documents in Polish (whose net-standard language code is pl) may

wish to use "AddLanguage pl .po" to avoid the ambiguity with the common

suffix for perl scripts.

AddLanguage en .en

AddLanguage fr .fr

AddLanguage de .de

AddLanguage da .da

AddLanguage el .el

AddLanguage it .it


LanguagePriority: Allows you to give precedence to some languages in case of

a tie during content negotiation.

Just list the languages in decreasing order of preference.

LanguagePriority en fr de

AddType: Allows you to tweak mime.types without actually editing it, or to