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Posted on 2004-04-06
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Hi,

I have my redirect script that automatically takes someone from the current page to another website:

<head>
</head>
<body>
<script language="JavaScript"><!--
        location.href = 'http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/';
//--></script>
<noscript>
Your browser does not support JavaScript, or JavaScript is disabled.
</noscript>
</body>
</html>

However, this assumes that everyone is going to connect to my site using just http://FQDN and not http://FQDN/diflocation/difpage.html. If they do that then diflocation/difpage.html doesn't exist on my webserver, it exists on the webserver I'm redirecting to. How can I redirect to diflocation/difpage.html. I need it to point any of the available files being server by the last webserver.

Thanks
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Question by:aabedi
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by:dorward
ID: 10764879
You would have to generate an HTML document to send to the user with a dynamically generated URI in the middle of the JavaScript (or you could read the URI from document.location - but you would still need to have a page at the URI).

I would suggest not using JavaScript to perform redirects and instead use a real http redirect.

How you do this depends on your webserver. In Apache, for instance, it is just a matter of putting:

Redirect permanent / http://www.example.com/

- and that even redirects /foo to http://www.example.com/foo
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by:aabedi
ID: 10764925
Dorward, yep I'm using Apache... I'm guessing I'd put this bit in my httpd.conf file in my virtual domain configuration (I'm trying to do this for multiple virtual domains)?

Thanks

Ali
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dorward earned 1000 total points
ID: 10764966
I believe that should work, I've only used it in a .htaccess file myself.
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by:aabedi
ID: 10765315
Dorward, it worked a dream... points are yours!!!
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by:dorward
ID: 10765328
Thanks!

(Extra benefit - search engines understand http redirects)
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