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Automatic Redirection

Can one write a webpage which is not displayed but which simply redirects
the user to another page without any action by the user?

Sorry if this is simple, but I am sometimes simple myself.

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Jul 23 '05
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Harlan Messinger wrote:
"Gus Richter" <gu********@netscape.net> wrote in message
news:XL********************@golden.net...

Did you *intend* to demonstrate so keenly that you're approaching this issue
from lack of knowledge?


Why do you believe this innuendo to be helpful? Simply point out where I
go wrong with supporting information. Believe me when I say that if the
point made is clear and complete it will be accepted and appreciated.
I have no hesitation in declaring that I have some knowledge of some
things and God knows that I lack a lot more which I am trying to correct
and improve on. I am in this NG because I seek to learn more and I
believe this to be true for *all* - even the regulars.
I accept that I completely erred in my reference to W3C. I was in a rush
to attend an event and included the thought without further thought - my
unforgiveable error. The good part in all this is that a lot of
supportive quotes and links have been drawn out *finally* and I've come
over from the dark side.

--
Gus
Jul 23 '05 #51
Dr John Stockton wrote:
Assuming that your colleague had an equivalent class of ISP service to
mine, which is no more than highly probable, then he will not have had
access to his server other than for up- and down- load.


That is all that is required, in terms of interaction with the server,
in order to upload a suitable .htaccess file (at least in respect of
Apache which is all that I'm familiar with).

Are you saying Demon have a policy of configuring their servers to
ignore Redirect directives in customers' .htaccess files (or equivalent)?

Re Redirection & Apache, see
http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/mod/mod_alias.html

Is it possible you're mistakenly assuming to make any server
configuration change, one must have direct privileged access to the
primary config files or be on first name terms with the sys admin?

--
Michael
m r o z a t u k g a t e w a y d o t n e t
Jul 23 '05 #52
JRS: In article <41***********************@news.zen.co.uk>, dated Fri,
31 Dec 2004 18:42:32, seen in news:comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html,
Michael Rozdoba <mr**@nowhere.invalid> posted :
Dr John Stockton wrote:
Assuming that your colleague had an equivalent class of ISP service to
mine, which is no more than highly probable, then he will not have had
access to his server other than for up- and down- load.
That is all that is required, in terms of interaction with the server,
in order to upload a suitable .htaccess file (at least in respect of
Apache which is all that I'm familiar with).


Accepted; but, unless I and others have totally misunderstood the
situation, users of this class cannot install such controls - I don't
know at which stage it fails : .xxxx files may be refused, for instance.

I meant "up- and down- load of files such as might be served to a Web
browser, and of a couple of named files that Demon write log-type
material in"; not transfer of administrative-policy data.
Are you saying Demon have a policy of configuring their servers to
ignore Redirect directives in customers' .htaccess files (or equivalent)?
No, I've no knowledge of how they deal with the situation.

Re Redirection & Apache, see
http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/mod/mod_alias.html

Is it possible you're mistakenly assuming to make any server
configuration change, one must have direct privileged access to the
primary config files or be on first name terms with the sys admin?


That depends on what you mean. If you mean "to make, on any server, a
configuration change", then I'm not. But if you mean "to make, on the
system that serves my site, a configuration change", then I merely doubt
whether what you suggest would even be sufficient - Demon's servers may
well be configured in part by code changes, in which case one would need
to deal with more than a routine sysadmin.

I don't recall whether they use any form of Apache; ISTR that there is
at least some probable customisation, so that the personal-root
directories of many sites can be accessed efficiently - my own is I
think down a path-fragment of /m/e/r/, though I never enter that
substring myself, and nor do my readers. OTOH, AFAIK, that may be SOP.

I do believe that Demon have indicated that, by policy, a user cannot
control the system in such a manner; and that they have felt no need to
explain the technical details of what prevents it. If you want to know
more, ask in the appropriate Demon newsgroup.

--
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