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From "Weldon Sams" <wjs...@gmail.com>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: Relative images and css lost after Rewrite
Date Tue, 22 Apr 2008 13:37:59 GMT
Thanks Owen. I figured that's what was happening but I was hoping
there was some voodoo I could do to keep things relative but mask what
is in the URL. I suppose I could separate it like,
/~user/list/foo-ABC-XYZ

That wouldn't be too bad.

Well thanks for your help.

Weldon

- Original message -
I think the point you are missing is that it i...

On 4/22/08, Boyle Owen <Owen.Boyle@swx.com> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Weldon Sams [mailto:wjsams@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Monday, April 21, 2008 10:27 PM
> > To: users@httpd.apache.org
> > Subject: [users@httpd] Relative images and css lost after Rewrite
> >
> > Hi, I have a question related to losing my styling and images after
> > performing a Rewrite if anyone has some spare time.
> >
> > Here below is my scenario.
> >
> > ---
> >
> > I have a script located at,
> >
> > http://www.example.com/~user/scripts/list.php
> >
> > This script accepts a query string of the format,
> >
> > sort=foo&gn=ABC&dn=XYZ
> >
> > where ABC and XYZ are of the regular expression form [A-Z]*
> >
> > I have placed a .htaccess file in /~user/ with the contents,
> >
> > #####################
> > RewriteBase /
> >
> > ### 1st rule: (New URL request form)
> > ### /~user/list/foo/ABC/XYZ
> > RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} list/(foo)/([A-Z]*)/([A-Z]*)$
> > RewriteRule ^.*$
> > /~user/scripts/list.php?sort=%1&gn=%2&dn=%3&stoprewrite=1 [L]
> >
> > ### 2nd rule: (Request for the old URL format)
> > ### /~user/scripts/list.php?sort=foo&gn=ABC&dn=XYZ
> > RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} list.php$
> > RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} sort=(foo)&gn=([A-Z]*)&dn=([A-Z]*)
> > RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} !stoprewrite
> > RewriteRule ^.*$ /~user/list/%1/%2/%3? [R,L]
> > #####################
> >
> > The problem is that I'm losing my CSS styles and images or any links
> > that are in the HTML which are relative links. Instead of being
> > relative to /~user/scripts, I supposed they're trying to be relative
> > to /~user/list/foo/ABC/XYZ
> >
> > I'm not sure how to phrase the question, but does anyone have an idea
> > on how to make my URLs be of the form /~user/list/foo/ABC/XYZ but have
> > the script run from /~user/scripts and all links in the HTML that is
> > output be relative to /~user/scripts where it was ran from.
> >
> > I'd like to go to
> >
> > http://www.example.com/~user/list/foo/ABC/XYZ
> >
> > instead of
> >
> > http://www.example.com/~user/scripts/list.php?sort=foo&gn=ABC&dn=XYZ
> >
> > even though the script will always be located at
> > /~user/scripts/list.php .
> >
> > Thanks for any help, and I'll be glad to rephrase if I'm not so clear,
>
> I think the point you are missing is that it is the *browser* that
> requests the CSS and images. It does this when it gets the HTML output
> back from the cgi script. So if it sees, in the HTML page, an <img> tag
> with src="wibble.png", it will take that URL to be relative to the
> URL-path of the current page (www.example.com/~user/list/foo/ABC/) so it
> will request www.example.com/~user/list/foo/ABC/wibble.png.
>
> Basically, the browser doesn't know that the apparently static URL was
> internally rewritten to a CGI script.
>
> One solution is to use absolute paths in the tags, eg, <img
> src="/~user/list/foo/ABC/wibble.png">. Alternatively, move the image and
> CSS content from the scripts dir to ~user/list/foo/ABC (if it exists).
> Or, move the stuff to independent directories under the docroot and
> refer to it using absolute paths, eg src="/images/wibble.png",
> src="/styles/myStyle.css" etc.
>
> Rgds,
> Owen Boyle
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>
>
>
> >
> > Weldon
> > wjsams@gmail.com
> >
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