Solved

Rewrite Rule to Ignore/Strip Certain Parameter

Posted on 2013-11-21
4
369 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
I am doing a number of URL rewrites and I have a some URL patterns where I would rather strip one of the params or ignore it when running the rule.

for example:
http://www.domain.com/page.php?name=Something Really & Bad&id=12
but then I might have another link for the same page that comes in as
http://www.domain.com/page.php?id=12

I would rather write one rule for both cases however right now I am stuck writing two rules for these redirects.

RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^(.*&)id=11$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^page\.php$ http://www.domain.com/pagename.html? [R=301,L]
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^(.*&)id=18$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^page\.php$ http://www.domain.com/pagename2.html? [R=301,L]
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^id=11$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^page\.php$ http://www.domain.com/pagename.html? [R=301,L]
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^id=18$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^page\.php$ http://www.domain.com/pagename2.html? [R=301,L]

Open in new window


That takes care of both cases I would rather wrap that into one rule per page rather then two separate rules.

Any thoughts or magic?

Last thing is would you put this in .htaccess or httpd.conf, my only concern with htaccess is the # of rules that I will end up with being around 500 and it might be better in httpd.conf as I understand htaccess gets read on each page load where as httpd.conf is read into memory.
0
Comment
Question by:iceman19330
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:Steve Bink
ID: 39668020
Try this:
RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (.*&?)foo=bar&?(.*) [NC]
RewriteRule /?(.*) $1?%1%2 [NC]

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
jb1dev earned 500 total points
ID: 39668022
Does this work for you?

    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^(.*&)?id=11$ [NC]
    RewriteRule ^page\.php$ http://www.domain.com/pagename.html? [R=301,L]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^(.*&)?id=18$ [NC]
    RewriteRule ^page\.php$ http://www.domain.com/pagename2.html? [R=301,L]

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:Steve Bink
ID: 39668027
Even better:
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (.*&?)id=(11|18)&?(.*) [NC]
RewriteRule /?(.*) $1?%1%3[NC]

Open in new window


You can continue to expand that list, or even replace with a RewriteMap call if you have a lot of them.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:iceman19330
ID: 39690080
This is the one I used and seems to do the trick.
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction As you’re probably aware the HTTP protocol offers basic / weak authentication, which in combination with the relevant configuration on your web server, provides the ability to password protect all or part of your host.  If you were not…
Periodically we have to update or add SSL certificates for customers. Depending upon your hosting plan you may be responsible for the installation and/or key generation. In the wake of Heartbleed many sites were forced to re-key. We will concen…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an antispam), the admini…

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question