Improve advanced_htaccess and make it more compatible
Resource files like CSS, JS, images, etc. cannot be loaded correctly due to missing configuration concerning .htaccess files. For example XAMPP comes with a default setup that does not allow to override settings in .htaccess files in the TYPO3 Core.
Any request to a file that has an expire information set by .htaccess results in a "500 Internal Server Error".
Also the texts in the advanced_htaccess file are partly outdated and need an update.
(issue imported from #M11103)
#3 Updated by Chris topher about 9 years ago
I just checked all .htaccess files in the Core: There is none which uses expires commands outside of <IfModule mod_expires.c>.
I also use XAMPP and mod_expires is deactivated. I never had the problem Olly reports here.
The same was a problem if rewrite commands were not put inside <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>...</IfModule>. This was the case and has been fixed in #23799.
#4 Updated by Chris topher about 9 years ago
You could however create this kind of problem, if you activated the lines beginning with "mod_gzip_item_exclude...." which you find at the end of misc/advanced_htaccess. If you use this on Apache2.x, where mod_gzip was replaced by mod_deflate, you get a Server Error 500.
But these lines are
- deactivated by default and
- activating them on newer servers would be a configuration error.
However they are still kind of recommended as they are part of the Core.
So there are two things we should do:
- We should add a section with the lines needed for mod_deflate.
- AND put the lines on compression inside <IfModule mod_gzip.c>...</IfModule> and <IfModule mod_deflate.c>...</IfModule> respectivelly.