Bug 26368 - File extensions in AddDescription treated as part of filename (not extension)
Summary: File extensions in AddDescription treated as part of filename (not extension)
Alias: None
Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: mod_autoindex (show other bugs)
Version: 2.0.48
Hardware: PC All
: P3 minor with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
Keywords: MassUpdate
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-01-23 01:52 UTC by Juanma Barranquero
Modified: 2018-11-07 21:08 UTC (History)
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Description Juanma Barranquero 2004-01-23 01:52:30 UTC

  AddIcon /icons/c.gif .c
  AddDescription "C source" .c

in httpd.conf, and files:


in an autoindexed dir,

  test1.c (correctly) appears with the .C icon and "C source" as description.
  test2.chm shows the "?" icon (that's correct), but also "C source". ??

AddDescription help says: "File is a file extension, partial filename, wild-
card expression or full filename for files to describe." Help for AddIcon 
says: "Name is either ^^DIRECTORY^^ for directories, ^^BLANKICON^^ for blank 
lines (to format the list correctly), a file extension, a wildcard expression, 
a partial filename or a complete filename".

So, except by the ^^DIRECTORY^^/^^BLANKICON^^ part, they should have the same 
behavior with respect to file extensions...
Comment 1 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:08:21 UTC
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