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URL Parsing Regular Expression

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Regular Expressions
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I need a regular expression to return a match in the following conditions:

Between the last slash (/) of a URL and either the end of the string (with no GET statement) or the ? (with a GET statment), return a match if the contents DO NOT include a period (.).  The expression should not match if there is nothing between the last slash (/) and the end of the string or ? mark.

Basically I am trying to determine whether the URL looks like it is directed at a folder (instead of a page) but missing the trailing folder slash (/).  I will not be using the returned match(s), but merely seeing if there were matches or not.  I believe the Reg Expression engine I am using is based on the Perl syntax.

The incoming URL could be any of the following patterns (matched or no match included):
/  (no match)
/?var1=1&var2=2   (no match)
/folder  (match)
/page.asp  (no match)
/page.asp?var1=1&var2=2  (no match)
/folder1/folder2  (match)
/folder1/folder2?var1=1&var2=2  (match)
/folder1/page.asp  (no match)
/folder1/page.asp?var1=1&var2=2  (no match)

Thanks everyone!
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