Mobile redirect for deep links

Posted on 2012-09-11
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Last Modified: 2013-11-19
I need some information regarding mobile redirection.
My site currently has some code in place to redirect mobile users that visit my home page to the mobile version of our site. That's working fine.

What I want to do now is redirect users users to our mobile version if they visit a deep link.
So for example, if a user comes on their iPad to:

What is the structure of how I would redirect them to our mobile site?
Say our mobile site is  mobile.mysite.com

Any examples and outside links would be very helpful.

Question by:nachtmsk
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grahamnonweiler earned 2000 total points
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Place the following rewrite rules at the top (must be before any other rewrites/redirects) of your .htaccess file.

RewriteCond %{HTTP_ACCEPT} "text/vnd.wap.wml|application/vnd.wap.xhtml+xml" [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} "kindle|symbian|nokia|mobile|windows ce|epoc" [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} "mini|nitro|j2me|midp-|cldc-|netfront|mot|up\.browser|up\.link|audiovox"[NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} "blackberry|ipod|ericsson,|panasonic|philips|iemobile|sie-"[NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} "portalmmm|blazer|avantgo|danger|palm|series60|palmsource|pocketpc"[NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} "smartphone|rover|ipaq|au-mic,|alcatel|ericy|vodafone\/|wap1\.|wap2\.|iPhone|android"[NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !ipad [NC]
RewriteRule ^/?(.*)$ http://mobile.yourdomain.com/$1 [L,NC]

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This rewrite any link, including the query string, to your mobile site.

Depending on your server you may have to escape the last line:
RewriteRule ^/?(\.*)$ http://mobile.yourdomain.com/$1 [L,NC]

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