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From Israel Brewster <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] mod_rewrite problem
Date Thu, 08 Mar 2007 18:30:59 GMT
On Mar 8, 2007, at 8:33 AM, matt farey wrote:

> yeah, if you compare the number and type of rewrites for this package
> with the way that wordpress used to operate, there is a lot of
> correlation, instead now wordpress uses a much simpler form of rewrite
> which directs the REQUEST_URI to the application for subsequent
> alteration, as is the case with your serendipity app. My idea would be
> to handle all the serendipity rules with the app, leaving a much  
> smaller
> set of rules which would happily coexist and be easy to modify. I know
> you say you aren't a php developer, but it wouldn't be that hard to
> locate and alter the script, perhaps though it would be difficult to
> subsequently update Serendipity and you would feel this would be a  
> step
> too far. my $0.02 - when wordpress changed their rewrite rules from 2k
> down to  4 lines it was great!

Actually, after the behavior I've been seeing while trying to work  
out this issue, I think the serendipity application may already work  
this way, in spite of the fact that it writes out that long list of  
rules. If I am understanding what is going on properly, then as long  
as the REQUEST_URI typed into the address bar is one that serendipity  
understands (i.e. /categories/8-Nagios) then it doesn't really matter  
what it is rewritten to, as long as the rewrite calls index.php? So,  
in theory at least, I should be able to replace all those rewrites  
with a blanket rewrite whatever to index.php?url=, and it should  
still work.  Of course, I would need to have exceptions for the  
things I DON'T want handled my the serendipity php script, but that  
shouldn't be too difficult. I'll have to experiment with that some.

> -- 
> Matthew Farey
Israel Brewster
Computer Support Technician
Frontier Flying Service Inc.
5245 Airport Industrial Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99709
(907) 450-7250 x293

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