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From Jan Eden <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Infinite loop with RewriteRule
Date Tue, 31 May 2005 10:42:09 GMT
André Malo wrote on 31.05.2005:

>* Arne Heizmann <> wrote:
>>Boyle Owen wrote:
>>>>I have a problem with the following RewriteRule causing an
>>>>infinite loop:
>>>>RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} (first|second|third|fourth) RewriteRule
>>>>^(.+)$ %1/$1 [L,R,NC]
>>>You do understand what ^(.+)$ converts to? [...] it will match the
>>>entire URI, no matter what it is.
>>But he has the [L] flag set. I would have thought the rule would
>>therefore be applied only once.
>.... in this particular request. Since mod_rewrite in .htaccess
>causes an internal redirect, it's applied again, and again.

Yes, I though along the same line as Arne, and noticed my mistake only two minutes ago.

Thanks to all of you for the help,

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