Re: fastcgi and ssi

James M. Golovich (
Wed, 9 Oct 1996 02:26:01 -0400 (EDT)

Date: Wed, 9 Oct 1996 02:26:01 -0400 (EDT)
From: "James M. Golovich" <>
Subject: Re: fastcgi and ssi 
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SV4.3.91.961007132253.17772A-100000@beast>
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Well this seems like more of a quesiton to whomever worked ont he apache 
mod_fastcgi but maybe it was someone here, i supose I should look at the 
mod but its on a different machine.  Well I was succesful with the 
"include virtual" ssi with fastcgi, except for one minor problem (feature 
?!?) of the mod_fastcgi, it always prints the HTTP:, MIME:, and Date: 
headers.  And when this is used for ssi includes virtual it displays all 
of these headers to the user.  I have always been succesful using the 
same program with only the Content-type: text/html header, but when I the 
mod_fastcgi adds these other headers it displays all of them.  

Any suggestions?

I don't think that removing all of the headers will break anything, but I 
am not positive. 

James Golovich

> It shouldn't.
> I know we have customers happily using SSI with FastCGI on the Open
> Market server -- I know because there were bugs to fix.  I haven't
> heard anybody report such experience with Apache or NCSA.  But I'd
> like to hear about it.
> My impression is that the "include virtual" form of SSI should be
> preferred over the "exec cgi" form for running FastCGI apps -- maybe
> should be preferred always?