Re: FCGI specification by directory/region?

Steven Maggs (
Wed, 28 Aug 1996 12:08:20 -0400 (EDT)

Date: Wed, 28 Aug 1996 12:08:20 -0400 (EDT)
From: Steven Maggs <>
Subject: Re: FCGI specification by directory/region?
To: "Marc Stein (Pathfinder)" <>
Message-Id: <>

We had some luck with the following:

 1) Create a Region for the files you want to send through the filter
 2) Add a MimeType directive to this region to override the default handling of 
html files
 3) Add a Filter directive for this new mime type

For example, to process all html files under the /filterdocs directory:

Region /filterdocs/* {
 MimeType  text/x-pathfinder-filter html

AppClass PathFilter  .....
Filter PathFilter text/x-pathfinder-filter

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To: fastcgi-developers @ @ Inet
cc: coons @ @ Inet 
From: mstein @ (Marc Stein (Pathfinder)) @ Inet
Date: 08/28/96 11:21:16 AM
Subject:  FCGI specification by directory/region?

We are about to test our first Fast-CGI app 
at Pathfinder, and are still stuck on a question
we're not sure we've ever had a definitive answer

Can we cause an FCGI filter to be run for all files
in a single directory or pathname region, or are
we limited to MIME type as the means by which to
assign html files to filters?  MIME type is 
considered a very unattractive option, in that
we don't want to have to begin calling our files
something other than *.html.

What is the latest word on this?  Are there other
options I should know about for selecting certain
portions of a content base for Fast-CGI filtering?
Marc Stein =
  Database Engineer, Pathfinder

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