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From "Stephen Brooks" ...@stephenbrooks.org>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Can I modify the page query string?
Date Tue, 12 Sep 2006 16:20:27 GMT
--[Yes, you need mod_rewrite:]--

Thanks.  Next step is then persuading my webhost to install it.  :)

    -Stephen


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joshua Slive" <joshua@slive.ca>
To: <users@httpd.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Can I modify the page query string?


> On 9/12/06, Stephen Brooks <sb@stephenbrooks.org> wrote:
>> I've got a hosted Apache server without mod_rewrite and am editing an
>> .htaccess file.
>> I want to do something like this:
>>
>> RedirectMatch ^/muon1/banner_(.*)\.jpg$
>> http://stephenbrooks.org/muon1/banner.php?user=$1
>>
>> ...so that filenames such as /muon1/banner_me.jpg are served by the 
>> script
>> /muon1/banner.php?user=me on stephenbrooks.org (my server).
>>
>> However, the above rule escapes the question mark into a %3f, 
>> interpreting
>> the whole thing as the URL and the complaining a file with a question 
>> mark
>> in its name is not found!  I played with:
>>
>> SetEnv QUERY_STRING <something>
>>
>> ...and various conditional rules for a while, but haven't had much 
>> success.
>> In fact, I don't even seem to be able to set the query string in a way 
>> that
>> a PHP script will pick up.  Does Apache even allow this?  (Relatedly, 
>> does
>> this require mod_rewrite?)
>> Any help or advice would be much appreciated.
>
> Yes, you need mod_rewrite:
> RewriteEngine On
> RewriteRule ^/muon1/banner_(.*)\.jpg$
> http://stephenbrooks.org/muon1/banner.php?user=$1 [R]
>
> Joshua.
>
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