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From "eUTSA eLIB" <elib...@hotmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] RedirectMatch constant loop
Date Thu, 08 Jul 2004 17:55:15 GMT
tanks, tried both, neither solved problem. -elibre2-


>From: Joshua Slive <jslive@gmail.com>
>Reply-To: users@httpd.apache.org
>To: users@httpd.apache.org
>Subject: Re: [users@httpd] RedirectMatch constant loop
>Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 13:13:01 -0400
>
>On Thu, 08 Jul 2004 12:08:25 -0500, eUTSA eLIB <elibre2@hotmail.com> wrote:
> > is there a patch for apache2 that corrects an infinite loop when i use
> > Redirect in httpd.conf.  i have gotten three to work, but "RedirectMatch 
>301
> > /Multimedia(.*)   /Services/Multimedia/$1" just will not work, although
> > "AliasMatch ..." does work, but i want to inform the client that i have
> > moved Multimedia to a new directory ".../htdocs/Services/Multimedia" and 
>is
> > no longer in ".../htdocs/Multimedia" although the latter directory still
> > exists (it has old files no longer used, but kept for ready use if 
>something
> > breaks). Thanks -elibre2-
>
>No need for a patch, just a better configuration.  Try:
>
>RedirectMatch 301 ^/Multimedia(.*) /Services/Multimedia$1
>
>The ^ character assures that it only looks for a match at the
>beginning of the url-path, rather than anywhere.
>
>Also, a simple
>Redirect 301 /Multimedia /Services/Multimedia
>would probably also work and would be a little faster.  In addition,
>it is better to specify a full url in the second argument (including
>http://hostname...).
>
>Joshua.
>
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