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Questions and Answers

(Q) Where can I get the software?
(A) Most of it from the obvious place, mod_proxy_html is available from libxml2 is available from Windows users should read libxml2.dll for, and can obtain it together with the prerequisites iconv.dll and zlib.dll from Igor Zlatkovic's site.
(Q) Can I get a binaries of software ?
(A) If there's no link at the websites above, ask the provider of your operating system or distribution. The author can compile it on different platforms but does not provide a free compilation service.
(Q) What is httpd.conf? My apache has different configuration files.
(A) Some distribution packagers mess about with the Apache configuration. If this applies to you, the details should be documented by your distributor, and have nothing to do with Apache itself! Substitute your distributions choice of configuration file for httpd.conf in the above discussion, or create your own proxy.conf file and Include it.
(Q) You mentioned apxs and apachectl. Where do I find them?
(A) They're part of a standard Apache installation (except on Windows). If you don't have them or can't find them, that's a problem with your installation. The easiest solution is probably to download a complete Apache from
(Q) Does mod_proxy_html deal with Javascript links?
(A) From mod_proxy_html 2.0, yes!
(Q) The proxy appears to change my HTML?
(A) It doesn't really, but it may appear to. Here are the possible causes:
  1. Changing the FPI (the <!DOCTYPE ...> line) may affect some browsers. FIX: set the doctype explicitly if this bothers you.

  2. mod_proxy_html has the side-effect of transforming content to utf-8 (Unicode) encoding. This should not be a problem: utf-8 is well-supported by browsers, and offers comprehensive support for internationalisation. If it appears to cause a problem, that's almost certainly a bug in the application server, or possibly a misconfigured browser. FIX: filter through mod_charset_lite to your chosen charset.

  3. mod_proxy_html will perform some minor normalisations. If your HTML includes elements that are closed implicitly, it will explicitly close them. In other words:

                    <p>Hello, World!

    will be transformed to

                    <p>Hello, World!</p>

    If this affects the rendition in your browser, it almost certainly means you are using malformed HTML and relying on error-correction in a browser. FIX: validate your HTML! The online Page Valet service will both validate and show your markup normalised by the DTD, while a companion tool AccessValet will show markup normalised by the same parser used in the proxy, and highlight other problems. Both are available at

(Q) I need a customised solution.
(A) The author is available for development and consultancy.