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Apache CheckSpelling

This directive enables or disables the spelling module. When enabled, keep in mind that

  • the directory scan which is necessary for the spelling correction will have an impact on the server’s performance when many spelling corrections have to be performed at the same time.
  • the document trees should not contain sensitive files which could be matched inadvertently by a spelling “correction”.
  • the module is unable to correct misspelled user names (as in http://my.host/~apahce/), just file names or directory names.
  • spelling corrections apply strictly to existing files, so a request for the <Location /status> may get incorrectly treated as the negotiated file “/stats.html”.

mod_speling should not be enabled in DAV enabled directories, because it will try to “spell fix” newly created resource names against existing filenames, e.g., when trying to upload a new document doc43.html it might redirect to an existing document doc34.html, which is not what was intended.

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Apache AliasMatch

This directive is equivalent to Alias, but makes use of regular expressions, instead of simple prefix matching. The supplied regular expression is matched against the URL-path, and if it matches, the server will substitute any parenthesized matches into the given string and use it as a filename. For example, to activate the /icons directory, one might use:

AliasMatch ^/icons(.*) /usr/local/apache/icons$1

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Apache Alias

The Alias directive allows documents to be stored in the local filesystem other than under the DocumentRoot. URLs with a (%-decoded) path beginning with URL-path will be mapped to local files beginning with directory-path. The URL-path is case-sensitive, even on case-insensitive file systems.

Example:

Alias /image /ftp/pub/image

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