This is a discussion on Re: Can output filter return "page not found"? - modperl ; Implemented Fixup handler and it works fine. Thanks all. Marc M. Adkins wrote: > I'm actually thinking the same thing. I've been looking for a > configuration setting that will just notice that the file isn't there > and 404, ...
Implemented Fixup handler and it works fine. Thanks all.
Marc M. Adkins wrote:
> I'm actually thinking the same thing. I've been looking for a
> configuration setting that will just notice that the file isn't there
> and 404, but I think the fact that there IS a response handler is
> causing Apache to skip the check for the existence of the file. Failing
> a simpler configuration fix I think there's no choice but to fail early
> as you both suggest.
> It does seem like a different kind of wasted effort. Now I'm going to
> check for the template in an additional handler for each and every
> request. Since the majority of requests should be correct this is
> wasted cycles for most requests.
> Failing out of the output handler wastes the data generation phase, but
> that's lightweight for most of this particular site and the percentage
> of 404 pages will likely be also.
> [found-ratio] * [pre-check-time]
> more or less than:
> [not-found-ratio] * [data-generation-time]
> Fortunately this is just a hobby site so I don't have to care too much.
> And if I care, I can always instrument the code to find out the actual
> values of the three variables.
> I do think that there should be a clear way to return a 404 (or any
> other code) from the output filter if desired.
> Adam Prime wrote:
>> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>> Sounds like something I would *not* do. If you are going to return a
>>> 404, why not do it as soon as possible.
>>> Generating data only to return a 404 sounds like useless extra work
>>> unless you are caching the same data for future requests.
>> I agree, if you don't want to much up your data generation code, write
>> an Access or Fixup Handler (or any other pre-response phase handler of
>> your choice) checks for the existence of the template at that stage.
>> If it's not there, 404.