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adding a trailing slash in asp.net url - url rewrite

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Hello, we're trying to add a trailing slash in a url of a website coded in asp.net IIS 7

right now the webpage is:

.com/leads.html

we want to change it to:

.com/leads/

the only thing we can do know w/ IIS rewrite is change it to:

.com/leads

do you have any suggestions?  Thanks for any help...
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by:honestman31
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create a folder named leads  under the root directory
move leads.html to be in the folder leads
rename leads.html    into index.html
point your browser to  .com/leads/

you are done
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Luigi2009 earned 500 total points
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You have to create URL rewrite rule for IIS7 web site. It will automatically rewrite input url in format /leads/ to leads.html
First of all download and install rewrite module for IIS7 using web platform installer.
Then create new rewrite rules.

You can use rewriteMaps more information you can find here:
 http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/465/url-rewrite-module-configuration-reference/
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by:Inteqam
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I use URLReWriter, it is easy and free

a rule as yours would be:
<rewrite url="~/Public/Thankyou" to="~/Public/Thankyou.aspx" processing="stop"/>

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by:echoEMC2
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Hey guys, sorry I forgot to mention we are using asp.net mvc 2

Any suggestions since it's asp.net mvc 2?  Thanks.
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by:Inteqam
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below is a link talking about using routing instead of url rewriting
http://chriscavanagh.wordpress.com/2008/03/11/aspnet-routing-goodbye-url-rewriting/
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by:echoEMC2
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The solution was to use the url rewrite module for iis 7 as this url says: http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2010/04/20/tip-trick-fix-common-seo-problems-using-the-url-rewrite-extension.aspx

Then, you need to create a new helper instead of using the default Url.Route(), like a Url.RouteTrailingSlash() that adds a "/" at the end of the urls.
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