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How to tell Apache to ignore a certain part of an SEO friendly URL, but include the rest

Posted on 2008-10-18
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I'm using SEO friendly URLs throughout a client site. The RewriteRule function is being used to do this, as follows:

RewriteRule ^index/(.*)/ index.php?p=$1
RewriteRule ^index/(.*)/(.*)/ index.php?p=$1&q=$2

I want to write some URLs for a forum topic page, as follows:

/index/thread/this-is-the-topic-title-1/

Basically the only thing I want being passed to the PHP query is the number (this is the Thread ID), the text "this-is-the-topic-title-" needs to be ignored, but I don't know how to do that.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
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Question by:DReade83
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try

RewriteRule ^index/(.*)/.*-([0-9]*)/ index.php?p=$1&q=$2
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Thank you very much - that worked a treat. :-)
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