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Re: authz and hiding directories that have read access disabled.

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006Q1_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-03-21 19:06:53 CET

On Mar 21, 2006, at 18:45, Lieven Govaerts wrote:

> Path-based authz is modeled after Unix folder restrictions. A path on
> which you don't have read-access is still visible, that's correct
> behaviour.

But FWIW, Apache implements different behavior. If you have directory
listings turned on, and you have a directory which contains
an .htaccess file, and that .htaccess file forbids you access to the
directory contents, then the directory doesn't show up in its
parent's directory listing.

Admittedly I wasn't expecting that behavior and it threw me for a
loop when I first observed it. But there it is.

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