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.htaccess manipulation of a link? (From name: StringA to StringB

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Hello,

I have the following link, for example

http://test.com/index.php?browseto=campaignArea&page=1


Etc, very simple. What I want is .htaccess to make a certain word go to the same area. For example

http://test.com/index.php?ulink=broadcastArea&page=1
would be the same as
http://test.com/index.php?ulink=campaignArea&page=1

.. There is a problem with just changing it because of the structure the files were created in,. 'campaignArea' is actually a value that represents a mySQL value it searches for, and it's used in 'several' files statically. The simple idea I had instead of having to adjust more then 100 files would be to make 'broadcastArea' go to the same location as campaignArea if its in the link.

The thing is, I don't want the 'name' to be different. I can obviously make broadcastArea redirect to campaignArea first, but I want it so that the user sees:

'http://test.com/index.php?ulink=broadcastArea&page=1' still, but the server would see

'http://test.com/index.php?ulink=campaignArea&page=1' if that makes sense, which I hope .htaccess can actually do.

broadcastArea actually goes no where, but campaignArea would work, is the reason why, in a quick sense.


So to short form it, replace part of a string with another string, but the link should stay the same in the users browser, link manipulation/prettifying. Is this possible?
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