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Posted on 2012-03-21
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Hello Brilliant Ones!

ATTENTION: I need an mod_rewrite PRO, I will pay you. Greg 210 493 6193

I need an .htaccess expression to trap missing pages.

I'm using this currently in Joomla:

########## Begin - Joomla! core SEF Section
# My extra line below to direct any .htm pages to page.php (working)
RewriteRule ^([^/]*)\.htm$ /page.php?str=$1 [L]

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/index.php
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} (/|\.php|\.html|\.htm|\.feed|\.pdf|\.raw|/[^.]*)$  [NC]
RewriteRule (.*) index.php
RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization},L]
#
########## End - Joomla! core SEF Section

# In these lines I want to trap ANY remaining NOT found files, and direct to page.php with including the name sent to [L]

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^([^/]*) /page.php?str=$1 [L]   (not working, gets 404)


I know I have 2 lines of;
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f

I don't know how to make this work...

Thanks, Greg
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by:ahoffmann
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# did you use this as last rule?
RewriteRule ^([^/]*) /page.php?str=$1 [L]

# if so, you may try
RewriteRule ^([^/]*)$ /page.php?str=$1 [L]
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by:Ray Paseur
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I do not use Joomla, so I do not know if this will work for you but it works for me and you might be able to test it fairly easily,  Here is my .htaccess:
ErrorDocument 404 /404handler.php

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And here is my 404handler script:
<?php // 404handler.php
error_reporting(E_ALL);
ini_set('display_errors', TRUE);
ini_set('log_errors', TRUE);
session_start();

if (isset($_SERVER["REQUEST_URI"]))
{
    // LOG THE ERROR
    error_log('404: ' . $_SERVER["REQUEST_URI"]);

    // SAVE THE REQUEST
    $_SESSION["REQUEST_URI"] = $_SERVER["REQUEST_URI"];

    // IF A PHP SCRIPT IS NOT FOUND GO TO THE HOME PAGE
    if (preg_match('#\.php#i', $_SERVER["REQUEST_URI"]))
    {
        header("HTTP/1.0 404 Not Found");
        header('Location: /');
        exit;
    }

    // IF A NON-PHP SCRIPT IS NOT FOUND, TRY IT WITH PHP
    $arr = explode('?', $_SERVER["REQUEST_URI"]);
    $arr[0] .= '.php';
    $uri = implode('?', $arr);
    header("HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently");
    header("Location: $uri");
    exit;
}

// IF NO REQUEST URI
header("HTTP/1.0 404 Not Found");
header('Location: /');
exit;

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HTH, ~Ray
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gregsschipper earned 0 total points
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Thanks Guys.
I found an answer by another means, it is:
RewriteRule ^r/([^/]*)$ /page.php?str=$1 [L]
Many Thanks, Greg
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by:ahoffmann
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where is the r/ comming from? you never mentioned it before ...
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by:gregsschipper
ID: 37753720
If I use the r/ it doesn't interfere with Joomla functionality!
Thx Greg
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by:ahoffmann
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so you rewriting only URLs which contain r/ now, that was not your question, just wondering ...
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I found a solution elsewhere.
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