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How to parse URL to remove "?"

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Internet search engines do not support (or do not want to support / browse) dynamic webpages. Basically, pages with dynamic content often have URL like "filename.asp?par1=val1&par2=val2..."

Does someone know a tool for IIS server allowing to ask for a URL like "filename.asp/1-2/2-4" in order to get the same result as the request of the URL "filename.asp?par1=val1&par2=val2"

I supposed a conversion need to be done by the webserver.

Thank you in advance for your help.
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Question by:joel011197
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You need to use a custom 404 page.


more info:

http://searchengineforums.com/Forum21/HTML/000246.html
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by:eswaraprasadh
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hi joel,
 U can pass variables from one page to another using three ways.

1> thru querystring
2> using forms elements either by hiding/not hiding
3> session variables

The first one is easier unless the length of the querystring doesnt exceed the limit of

the second one calls for adding new form elements when the parameters increases.

the third one is very simple, but trusting session management is a tricky one.

i think u would have understood by now dynamic pages neednt have to url as "filename.asp?par1=val1&par2=val2..."

If ur querystring exceeds the limit or u dont want the web surfers to change the querystring go for passing the parameters using form elements [hiding them will be a good strategy].

regds
eswara prasadh
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by:mouatts
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filename.asp/1-2/2-4 is an illegal URL so it aint gonna work too well.

As bruno has suggested you can use the custom 404 page trick. If you look around TA there is some example code that I wrote late last week.

This would basically allow you to put false links in for example www.mydomain.com/myfile_1_1.html which would actually direct it to myfile.asp?id1=1&id2=1 or something along those lines.


Steve
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by:joel011197
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brunobear's answer was ok, however I fnally found a better solution using ISAPI_Rewrite. This solution seems to be very good regarding performance and any URL configuration can be handled.
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