301 redirect odd URL .htaccess

Posted on 2014-01-07
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Last Modified: 2014-01-07

For some reason, I have this page that is displayed:


But I don't know how that odd URL (even if I take out the URL parameter) like:

is displaying. I looked for something in my htaccess and did a search for "foreign-llc" and found this line:

RewriteRule ^foreign-llc.html$ ./Articlepage_03.php?id=24

I'm wondering how this URL is showing up then.

Also, how can I do a 301 redirect to the proper page? I tried this:
RewriteRule ^foreign-llc/html$ http://www.ultratrust.com/foreign-llc.html [R=301, L]

But it doesn't work.

Thank you,
Question by:Victor Kimura
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Henk van Achterberg earned 2000 total points
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RewriteRule ^foreign-llc.html$ ./Articlepage_03.php?id=24

the DOT means ANY in REGEX.

This means that this also works:


Check this page for your answer:


In this example you see the backslash before the dot. The backslash is "escaping" the dot so it only matches the dot and NOT ANY character!

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^contact_us\.html$ http://www.mydomain.co.uk/contact_us.php [R=301]
RewriteRule ^myoldpage\.html$ http://www.mydomain.co.uk/mynewpage.html [R=301,L]

Author Comment

by:Victor Kimura
ID: 39763151
Hi Henk,

Thanks, that's helpful!

I read that page and it has good info. Just curious (not that it needs to be fixed now) but I'm wondering why the following gives an error from the server:
RewriteRule ^foreign-llc/html$ http://www.ultratrust.com/foreign-llc.html [R=301, L]

It's that forward slash between the "foreign-llc" and "html"

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by:Victor Kimura
ID: 39763191
Thank you, Henk! God bless!

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