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From John Hicks <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] mod_rewrite question, escaping quantifiers
Date Thu, 11 Aug 2005 20:58:22 GMT
Tony VanScoy wrote:
> I want to redirect certain requests to a pdf depending on a get
> variable. nothing new, but I just can't get it to work. So I started
> with the basics but just redirecting a certain page to a pdf, which
> works.
> RewriteRule ^/test\.php$ /pdf/somefile.pdf$ [R,T=application/pdf]
> Which works fine. But, since I want to send different pdfs depending
> on an ID,  I need to handle urls like this one...
> /test.php?fileId=12
> .. which in turn should redirect to ...
> /pdf/pdfnumber12.pdf
> ... so i wrote this rule...
> RewriteRule ^/test\.php\?fileId\=12$ /pdf/pdfnumber12.pdf [R,T=application/pdf]
> .. which does not work. But even when I simplify the regex to just ...

I believe RewriteRule only looks at the URL, not the query string 
following the "?".

But you can use a RewriteCond to look at the query string. Something 
like this ought to work:

RewriteCond ${QUERY_STRING} ="fileId=12"
ReWriteRule ^/test\.php$ /pdf/somefile.pdf$ [L]


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