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mod_rewrite regular expression problem

Posted on 2003-12-04
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Hi guys...

I use:
RewriteRule ^([^/]+)*.html /index.php?name=$1

which basically turns a URL like http://www.mysite.com/page.html into http://www.mysite.com/index.php?name=page 

This works great except for one thing. I want to be able to turn URL's such as http://www.mysite.com/directory/page.html into http://www.mysite.com/index.php?name=directory/page

and http://www.mysite.com/directory1/directory2/page.html into http://www.mysite.com/index.php?name=directory1/directory2/page

Can anyone help me with that? THANKS
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The exact answer will depend a bit on whether your rewrite rule in in a per directory config (like in .htaccess file) or in server wide config like your httpd.conf file.

Right now, the reason it will not match is that [^/] is explicitly telling it "do not match any slash characters".

You can try changing [^/] to a single dot or period character.  That would probably work for the .htaccess (per-directory) config scenario, but would give you screwball results for the per-server config, because in that context, you may have to deal with parts of the URL above the current directory.

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Thank you! Works great... We're using the .htaccess method.
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