[LRUG] mod_ruby question

Graham Seaman graham at theseamans.net
Thu Mar 8 06:51:39 PST 2007

Answering the second part of my own question: seems I misunderstood 
something; having checked, most servers don't return any content-length 
for a HEAD request, so that can't be the issue...


Graham Seaman wrote:
> Hi,
> Is it ok to ask ruby questions (as opposed to ruby-social-questions) on 
> here? If not, someone please point me in the right direction...
> But if so, here's a question:
> As a newbie rubyist, I assumed I could just setup mod_ruby and apache 
> and go with a nice shallow learning curve.  But my first attempt at a 
> site is  having trouble  with responding correctly to googlebot  and 
> yahoo slurp, which seem to  want content-length  returned in response to 
> a HEAD request. The default mod_ruby implementation (on debian sarge) 
> doesn't seem to do this, or to have any parameters to configure it. Do I 
> need to start writing my own handlers (and if so is there a handy 
> reference starting point on how to integrate them) or have I just 
> misunderstood something along the line?
> Thanks!
> Graham
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