RewriteRule with NOTHING on the end of URL

Hello,

I would like:

         http://www.mysite.com/foobar

to be re-written as:

         http://www.mysite.com/index.php?page=foobar


This works ONLY if zz is at the end:

         RewriteRule ^(.*)zz index.php?page=$1 [NE]

This does NOT work:

         RewriteRule ^(.*) index.php?page=$1 [NE]

Any ideas?
Thanks!
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hankknightAsked:
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caterham_wwwConnect With a Mentor Commented:
There is nothing not to escape in your subsitution's filename index.php - you won't need the NE-flag here.

RewriteCond $1 !=index.php
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?page=$1 [L]

should stop the bahaviour. If your requests doesn't contain any periods, the regEx ^([^.]+)$  would be more efficient. You won't need the condition in that case, too.
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periwinkleCommented:
Try:

RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?page=$1 [NE]
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ravenplConnect With a Mentor Commented:
There's propably a typo, but You need leading slash on second param for RewriteRule and loop detection
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^index.php
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php?page=$1 [NE,L]

Also if used in httpd.conf instead of .htaccess
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/index.php
RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ /index.php?page=$1 [NE,L]

You sure You want NE (no-escape) flag? Refer http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/mod_rewrite.html#rewriterule
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hankknightAuthor Commented:
Thanks.

Neither of these work:

         RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?page=$1 [NE]
            or
         RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?page=$1 [NE,L]

They both seem to redirect to:    
         index.php?page=index.php
 regardless of what the url is.

Also, thanks ravenpl for pointing out the NE and loop detection issues.





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HonorGodCommented:
Where do you have the directives?  In your httpd.conf file, or in you .htaccess file?
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ravenplCommented:
hankknight: You haven't use my advice, have You? Not that I added one more line, and modified the original...
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Robin HickmottSoftware DeveloperCommented:
If your making your pages search engine freindly then the best way is to fool them into thinking the page is not dynamic (PHP Driven) by giving it a HTM extension so that it thinks it is a static HTMl page.

Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^(.*)\.htm$ index.php?page=$1 [L]

For example

http://www.mydomain.com/foobar.htm

will call the PHP script index.php?page=foobar and the URL will still appear as if they are looking at foobar.htm.
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hankknightAuthor Commented:
Thanks,

This seems to work best for me.

            RewriteEngine on
            RewriteCond $1 !=admin/
            RewriteRule ^([^.]+)$ index.php?page=$1 [L]

I have posted a related question here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Web_Servers/Apache/Q_22064358.html
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ravenplCommented:
I don't understand why it's working for You, but whatever...
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hankknightAuthor Commented:
->> I don't understand why it's working for you

Thanks for asking.

     RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/index.php
     RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ /index.php?page=$1 [NE,L

This does NOT prevent things like:
     info.php
from being re-written.

But this:
     RewriteRule ^([^.]+)$ index.php?page=$1 [L]
does not re-write ANYTHING that has a . in it.

That is why.
   
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