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I need to redirect our company website from the root folder to a subdirectory within the root. This problem is stemmed by the original code being done in flash. If you go to the website VAg Website and then go to the "On the Boards" tab at the bottom you will see the problem. I am assuming the programmer used absolute pathing and thus the problem. Below is the code that I have found to work.

My knowledge is limited with htaccess and would appreciate any help. Thanks so much.


RewriteEngine On
Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} .*vagarchitects.com
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !httpdocs/
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ httpdocs/$1 [L]

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Question by:Tonydag125
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by:Tonydag125
ID: 34158247
I also forgot to mention that I have a subdomain that need to be redirected, and is not working right now. The file structure is \subdomains\folder\httpdocs.

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by:Tonydag125
ID: 34159710
So I have been working with it a little more, and have come up with this code. It still does not fix the flash problem, but I do get subdomain funcitonality.

Thanks
RewriteEngine On
Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^vagarchitects.com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.vagarchitects.com/$1 [L,R=301]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.vagarchitects\.com [NC]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !httpdocs/
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ httpdocs/$1 [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/subdomains/vail/httpdocs/(.*)$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^/subdomains/vail/httpdocs/(.*)$ http://vail.vagarchitects.com/$1 [L,R=301]

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by:scrathcyboy
ID: 34181658
If the links are in a flash file, I don't think you can do it with HTACCESS.  Get the links out into normal HTML and you should have no problem.
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by:Tonydag125
ID: 34184849
Unfortunately the problem is that we don't own the workable flash files as of right now. If anyone else can think of anything it would be appreciated.

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scrathcyboy earned 2000 total points
ID: 34185008
Any site done like this entirely in flash presentations is a burden you don't want to carry.  

First search engines do NOT index the contents of flash files -- so this site does not exist to search engines because there is nothing for them to index.

It is a "show-off" site with no user interactivity at all -- therefore it gets no revenue stream -- a fancy presentation without some description of what the company can do, is UTTERLY USELESS.

Third, as you are finding out, this type of site is a "throw away" -- can't change anything, so it inflexible.

The quicker you dump it and go to a normal website the better.  You can't fix links in flash files.
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