Apache Site: www.apache.org
Release: 1.3.3 (Released 9th October 1998)
Apache 1.3.3 is the current stable release. Users of Apache
1.2.6 and earlier should look at upgrading to this version.
Read Guide to
1.3.3 for information about changes between 1.2 and
Using content negotiation (mod_negotiation), Apache will
return the unencoded version of a resource even if an
encoded version exists and the client can accept the
encoded version (encodings are things like compression with
gzip or compress). PR#3447.
Patches for bugs in Apache 1.3.3 will be made available in
the apply_to_1.3.3 subdirectory of the patches
directory on the Apache site. Some new features and other
unofficial patches are available in the 1.3
patches directory. For details of all previously reported
bugs, see the Apache bug
database and known
bugs pages. Many common configuration questions are
answered in the Apache FAQ.
The NCSA server supported special case directives to log
user-agent and referer details for every request. In Apache,
any number of log files can be created, each logging any
aspect of the request in any format. This means you can
create logs of user agents and referers easily. However the
special case referer log in the NCSA server allowed certain
referers to be ignored. There is currently some work to add
support for the extra NCSA features into the standard Apache
logging module. It is not yet clear whether this will make it
into a released version of Apache.
Multiple language versions of documents can be served
automatically by the negotiation module. Typically documents
in different languages would be stored in filenames such as
doc.html.fr. But most
sites will already have a lot of content in a particular
language, so do not want to rename all the existing files to
add a language extension. Currently under development is a
way to specify a default language for files which do not have
an explicit language extension.