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From "Joshua Slive" <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Rewrite problem (adding www.)
Date Thu, 09 Nov 2006 14:46:05 GMT
On 11/8/06, Geoff Soper <geoff.apache@alphaworks.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi,
> I use the following piece of code in an .htaccess file at
> /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/.htaccess to get traffic from
> http://domain.com onto http://www.domain.com which works perfectly:
>
> RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^domain\.com$ [NC]
> RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.domain.com/$1 [R=301,L,NE]
>
> However when the root of the site in question isn't at the top level of
> the domain (the following in an .htaccess file at
> /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/sub/.htaccess):
>
> RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^domain\.com$ [NC]
> RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.domain.com/sub/$1 [R=301,L,NE]
>
> it fails in a certain case which leads to a request for
> http://domain.com/sub (note no trailing bracket) being served
> http://www.domain.com/sub//var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/sub
> instead of http://www.domain.com/sub or http://www.domain.com/sub/
>
> Can someone suggest how I make the rewrite condition / rule more robust?

Use the RewriteBase directive or use %{Request_URI} explicitly in the
rewriterule.  (Or, even better, if you have access to httpd.conf, put
the RewriteRules in there.)

Joshua.

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