I have an HTML page with the following:
<img src=J3 width="100" height="150" alt="Student Name" style="float:left;"/>
In the same directory there is an image file,
J3.jpg. The page containing the above image element successfully loads the image file, and I cannot figure out why. (I know the
src= attribute is mangled; I am a college teacher and this is student work.)
Each student's work in in /home/userid/public_html. Here is the relevant section of /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf:
<Directory /home/*/public_html> AllowOverride FileInfo AuthConfig Limit Options SymLinksIfOwnerMatch IncludesNoExec <Limit GET POST OPTIONS> Order allow,deny Allow from all </Limit> <LimitExcept GET POST OPTIONS> Order deny,allow Deny from all </LimitExcept> </Directory>
A search for MultiViews in httpd.conf finds only two comment lines, so MultiViews aren't enabled anyplace else. There is no
mod_rewrite in the configuration file.
There is an .htaccess file in each student's directory. No MultiViews there, either, but for completeness, here is the one in question:
AuthType Basic AuthName "Password Required" Satisfy any Deny from all AuthUserFile /etc/httpd/users AuthGroupFile /etc/httpd/groups Require user [redacted] Require group professors
My goal is to change httpd.conf so that the above no longer works and then tell students to do it right.
There was a MultiViews in the above directory section. I removed it and restarted
httpd before posting here. I have checked /var/log/messages to be absolutely, positively sure that the HTTP daemon was restarted successfully.
If I copy the contents of the student's public_html directory to a directory under the server root, specifically
/var/www/html/2015_02/student/ the picture does not display, so it is something about either that student's directory or the way all the student directories are set up in the configuration above. The test below rules out a problem with that particular directory.
I built a fake student directory,
/home/bbrown/public_html/ and placed a jpeg in it. I can display it without the
.jpg extension, e.g.
http://weblab.spsu.edu/~bbrown/bbrown_quad_175 and the URL remains unchanged, without the extension. Something is wrong with the configuration, possibly in the
<Directory /home/*/public_html> section above. This was all after removing
MultiViews and restarting, so there is no possibility the image was cached and served from cache.