Apache Module mod_asis
This module provides the handler
which causes Apache to send the document without adding most of
the usual HTTP headers.
This can be used to send any kind of data from the server,
including redirects and other special HTTP responses, without
requiring a cgi-script or an nph script.
For historical reasons, this module will also process any
file with the mime type
This module provides no directives.
In the server configuration file, associate files with the
send-as-is handler e.g.
AddHandler send-as-is asis
The contents of any file with a
will then be sent by Apache to the client with almost no
changes. Clients will need HTTP headers to be attached, so do
not forget them. A Status: header is also required; the data
should be the 3-digit HTTP response code, followed by a textual
Here's an example of a file whose contents are sent as
is so as to tell the client that a file has
Status: 301 Now where did I leave that URL
<h1>Fred's exceptionally wonderful page has moved to
The server always adds a
header to the data returned to the client, so these should not be
included in the file. The server does not add a
Last-Modified header; it probably should.