mod_rewrite solution needed

Hi folks,

I've been trying to google numerous resources to find a way to do this and am hoping it's possible.
What I would like to achieve is the following;
rewritten to be

The reason for this is because I offered to host the contact page for someone's site since they don't have PHP capabilities and my mailer script is 100% PHP.
So, I would like for their visitors to be using my script on my hosted domain, but it would appear as though they never left the original website to use the form.

If this can be done, can someone provide me a rewrite rule that would accomplish this?

Thanks everyone.

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Richard DavisSenior Web DeveloperAsked:
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David S.Commented:
No, something like that would be a major security violation. mod_rewrite can only rewrite URLs that point to the same web server.

While I discourage the use of framesets (except when used in web-apps), they could be used to do this.

It's really a shame that some web servers don't have PHP installed.
Richard DavisSenior Web DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much for your feedback, Kravimir!

So, my best option is a framset or just allow the redirect and send the visitor back to the original website to a thank you page upon completion of the form submission then?

David S.Commented:
Your reply reminded me of a possible alternative that may be an even better solution. has a form whose action is if there are no errors then contact.php redirects to

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Richard DavisSenior Web DeveloperAuthor Commented:
That sounds like the perfect solution. Then, atleast the visitor only hits the non-original domain just long enough for processing and then returns back rather seamlessly.

I think I like that alternative to the impossible one. Hehehe.

Thanks a million, Kravimir! :)

Richard DavisSenior Web DeveloperAuthor Commented:
In lieu of a possible brick wall, the solution provided is a nice hack/workaround that will suffice my immediate needs. Perhaps I'll research writing a web service that the non-PHP server could hit via an Ajax call.

David S.Commented:
You're very welcome. I'm glad I could help.
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