Topic: Bug/Annoyance: 404 messages in server log when using capital extension
I keep seeing 404 errors in my server logs which, for one thing, is quite annoying, but it also distracts from the real problems on the server.
Here is a (modified) example:
[Sat May 18 21:35:38 2013] [error] [client 176.198.205.xxx] File does not exist: /var/www/mysite.tld/web/somefolder/images/IMGP1185_crop.jpg, referer: http://mysite.tld/somefolder/svcore/swf … viewer.swf
The correct image name is not "IMGP1185_crop.jpg" but "IMGP1185_crop.JPG". It is also stored this way (uppercase extension) in gallery.xml, but the SimpleGallery applet still tries to open the URL with "lower-cased" extension for every single image before or after it sends the correct request to the server.
Don't get me wrong, the Gallery shows up correctly in the browser, but the applet clutters up the server log with unnecessary error messages.
If this is done on purpose (maybe compatibility with webservers working on strange filesystems...) then it would be great to have an option to turn off this behavior. As a side effect, the loading of images and thumbs in the browser might even be sped up since only two instead of four requests are sent to the server for every picture.