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Re: [vox-tech] Question related to Apache mod_rewrite and regularexpressions
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Re: [vox-tech] Question related to Apache mod_rewrite and regularexpressions



On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 3:36 PM, David Spencer <spencer@pageweavers.com> wrote:
I've killed the better part of the morning and this afternon trying to
figure out this use of Apache's mod_rewrite.

Welcome to mod_rewrite. There's a logging facility that can create a log of which rules were tried, but it doesn't help in this case where you only have one rule.


RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^/?product-([A-Za-z0-9-]+)\.php$ product.php?name=$1
[ R=301,L]

You did a gread job here, but ...

1) No spaces in the [] at the end of the line, so you want [R=301,L]

2) I found I needed to add this option also:
Options +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
 
3) You almost certainly also want QSA (query string append), making it [R=301,L,QSA] at the end of the line. This will add the name parameter to whatever other parameters were sent, instead of dropping the original parameters:

    product-a.php?quantity=4 -> product.php?name=a&quantity=4

You can check Apache's error_log if this still isn't working for hints.

Harold
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