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mod_rewrite rewriterule relative links

Posted on 2004-10-06
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Hi EE,

I'm using mod_rewrite and rewrite rule for user-friendly URLs, and it's working fine.  The only time it fails me is if the user accidentally includes a trailing slash in the URL.

Here's my /.htaccess:

Options FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine ON
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ([-.a-zA-Z_0-9]+)/?$ /page.php?pagealias=$1 [NC]

This says, if URL contains a file or directory that exists, go there.  If not, compile into a variable and send to page.php (which uses the querystring $1 to pull dynamic content).

If the user enters, http://www.site.com/fire-protection
the rewriterule works, and the relative links for things like images and css files work fine.

If the user enters, http://www.site.com/fire-protection/
the rewriterule works, but the relative links no longer work.  

Can i eliminate the trailing slash and then do the rewriterule?  Or, is there some way to easily create relative links as absolute links, without hard coding each link?
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TomDavidson earned 125 total points
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The browser is interpreting the relative link differently.
For exaple a link to ./dir/anotherpage.html would be:

http://www.site.com/fire-protection:
http://www.site.com/dir/anotherpage.html

http://www.site.com/fire-protection/:
http://www.site.com/fire-protection/dir/anotherpage.html

probably the easyest was round is to use absolute links, especially if resource like images are in a directory.

The other option - you could rewrite all requests to ignore the directory:
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule /([\-\.a-zA-Z_0-9]+)/?$ /$1 [NC]
may do it

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by:bradnoble
ID: 12300319
Thanks for your help.  I simply made my links relative and that worked fine!
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by:bradnoble
ID: 12300332
WHOOPS!  I mean, i simply made the links absolute!
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