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Posted on 2009-07-15
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Hi ,

I am  planning to phase out my previous url www.mydomain.com/mypage and replace it by myplace.com

I have a rewrite rule in the virtual host configuration file of myplace as below:

RewriteEngine   On
RewriteRule     ^/(.*)  http://www.mydomain.com/mypage [R]

Now, whenever I type myplace.com in the browser, it fetches the web pages from www.mydomain.com/mypage properly. It does its job...

but the problem over here is, it also at the same time changes URL in the address bar of the browser to www.mydomain.com/mypage.

I simply want pages to be fetched from www.mydomain.com/mypage whenever I type mypage.com. I don't want any changes in URL of the browser. How do I avoid it ??
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by:kevin_u
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The [R] causes a redirect, which tells the browser to go to the new url, hence it changes the address bar.

Since your virtual host probably needs mydomain.com in the request headers, a redirect is probably required, and there is no easy fix.   However, if both domains are on the same virtual host, you may be able to do rewrite rules that just direct it to the new content (with out the [R], but also more importantly with out the domain name) that might reside in a different directory.

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by:its_ns_04
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hmm.. I tried without [R] too...but it is not helping me...

do u have any clues on how to fix it ?
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The only other solution available to you is to redirect mydomain.com to mydomain.com/framepage.html.  Then framepage.html would be a full screen frame totally encapsulating myplace.com.  The address bar remains as mydomain.com/framepage.html (or whatever more inocuous name you'd like to call that page)
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by:allen-davis
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I believe you can do what you want by using the proxy functionality of mod_rewrite.  Try changing the [R] for redirect to a [P] for proxy and see what happens.  I'm not sure if you need to add a few more tweaks or not.

take a look at this link for a bit more info:

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/misc/rewriteguide.htmlhttp://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/misc/rewriteguide.html
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solution not totally clear
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