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From "Jason Lieurance" <ja...@vipersystems.biz>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] How to redirect to certain request
Date Tue, 09 Sep 2003 17:27:52 GMT
Hello,

Thank you Owen and Joshua for your insight. Owen, this worked:

RedirectMatch .*obits.* http://www.delphosherald.com/obit.php

Thanks again.

-- 
Jason

Boyle Owen said:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Jason Lieurance [mailto:jason@vipersystems.biz]
>>
>>[client 207.41.8.175] File does not exist:
>>/usr/local/apache/delphosherald/March. obits.html
>>
>>
>>And about a hundred or more similar to the ones above.  It
>>seams as if some people
>>either have an old address in their favorites, or another page
>>is linking to the
>>wrong information.
>>
>>What I want to know is how to redirect the requests for any
>>html file with the
>>word "obit" to http://www.delphosherald.com/obit.php
>
> It sounds like the "RedirectMatch" directive will do what you want
> (http://httpd.apache.org/docs/mod/mod_alias.html#redirectmatch)
>
> One snag, watch you don't make an infinite loop by making your target also subject
> to the redirect. e.g. (untested)
>
> RedirectMatch .*^/obit.* http://www.delphosherald.com/obit.php
>
> (i.e. 0 or more any characters then anything but a "/" then "obit" then 0 or more
> any characters. This should match "/March.obits.html" but not match "/obit.php".
> Check up on regular expressions to refine it...)
>
> PS - I'd be a bit worried about the whitespace in the resolved path names - where
> is that comeing from?
>
> Rgds,
> Owen Boyle
> Disclaimer: Any disclaimer attached to this message may be ignored.
>
>
>
>>
>>Is there some way to do it through an .htaccess file or maybe
>>in the httpd.conf
>>file?
>>
>>Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.s
>>
>>
>>
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