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Anchor in URL redirection issue.

Posted on 2011-03-07
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Hello, so I have a problem, currently my site has direct URL with anchors for the HTML:

http://site.com/franks#!/franks/34232157/1

But when I go there in the browser it changes the URL to

http://site.com/franks/34232157/1

I need it to stop this behavior, I am using nginx as web server and as redirection, there several rules for redirecting, the site is not mine, I am just doing some fixing, so I don't have much information, the redirections I think can be doing this are:


                rewrite ^/(\w+)/embed/&(.*)$ /newestentry/request.php?taglist=user/$1&$2;
                rewrite ^/(\w+)/$ /;
                rewrite ^/(\w+)$ /newestentry/request.php?taglist=user/$1;
                rewrite ^/(\w+)/(\w+)/$ /;
                rewrite ^/(\w+)/(\w+)$ /newestentry/request.php?taglist=user/$1/$2;
                rewrite ^/(\w+)/(\w+)/(\w+)/$ /;
                rewrite ^/(\w+)/(\w+)/(\w+)$ /newestentry/request.php?taglist=user/$1/$2/$3;
                rewrite ^/(\w+)/(\w+)/(\w+)/(\w+)/$ /;
                rewrite ^/(\w+)/(\w+)/(\w+)/(\w+)$ /newestentry/request.php?taglist=user/$1/$2/$3/$4;
                rewrite ^/(\w+)/(\w+)&(.*)$ /newestentry/request.php?taglist=user/$1/$2&$3;
                rewrite ^/(\w+)&(.*)$ /newestentry/request.php?taglist=user/$1&$2;


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by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 35082804

http://site.com/franks#!/franks/34232157/1
does not look like a great url


http://site.com/franks/34232157/1
can handle path info

http://site.com/franks?34232157/1
is probably better

You cannot depend on anything after the # to be sent to the server correctly - it is for browser use only and for example some IEs will not even send it at all.
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by:mendezcbcr
ID: 35082838
I understand that, but my client insists. I don't need it send to the server, just to stay on the URL without changing it.

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by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 35082856
Ahem.. If you stay in the browser, what changes the url for you then?
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by:mendezcbcr
ID: 35119304
Actually what I need to know is if is a browser behaviour, which I don't think or if it happens on nginx configuration file, like in .htaccess redirection, and how can I stop it.

Thanks.
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Michel Plungjan earned 1500 total points
ID: 35120065
Install Firefox 3.6+ or 4.
Install Firebug or live http headers add-on

Load your url and follow the headers/urls requested
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by:mendezcbcr
ID: 35306108
It lead me on the right path, but I still had to do some major digging in nginx configuration.
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