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rewrite same url using slash AND no slash

Posted on 2011-02-14
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Hi,

My client wants to be certain that if a site visitor types in a url with OR w/o a trailing slash i.e.

mysite.com/artists/warhol
OR
mysite.com/artists/warhol/

the same page will load.

currently my htaccess file has these rules-i can use one or the other, but not both -I NEED FOR BOTH TO WORK

RewriteRule ^/artists/(.+)$ /artists/artist.cfm?permalink=$1 [QSA]
RewriteRule ^/artists/(.+?)/ /artists/artist.cfm?permalink=$1 [QSA]
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sjklein42 earned 500 total points
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Try using just this one rule:

RewriteRule ^/artists/(.+?)/?$ /artists/artist.cfm?permalink=$1 [QSA] 

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The ? after the / (  /?$ ) should make it optional.
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perfect  - thanks!
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I posted a continuation of this question here:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Web_Servers/Apache/Q_26823130.html

because I'm having trouble getting the next url in my sequence to pull content from my database
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