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From "Tim Gustafson" <...@soe.ucsc.edu>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] mod_rewrite to fix trailing slash problem
Date Thu, 15 May 2008 18:37:55 GMT
Well, the problem is that this applies to thousands of URLs.  Generally,
Apache does the redirection for you, but I've read somewhere that sometimes
Apache's redirection can be  broken by other mod_rewrite rules.  I've
inherited this system, and the config files are thousands of lines long, so
I haven't had time to analyze all the scenarios yet.  But I do know that
this wasn't a problem on Apache 1.3, and when I upgraded the system to
Apache 2.2, links to folders without trailing slashes broke.  :\

Tim Gustafson
SOE Webmaster
UC Santa Cruz
tjg@soe.ucsc.edu
(831) 459-5354


-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Bowman [mailto:ebowman@boboco.ie] 
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2008 9:30 AM
To: users@httpd.apache.org
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] mod_rewrite to fix trailing slash problem

Tim Gustafson wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have a web page that works when you include the trailing slash:
>
> http://www.foo.com/blah/
>
> But, if you leave the trailing slash off, it does not work and you get a
403
> error:
>
> http://www.foo/com/blah
>
> So, I tried to fix this using some mod_rewrite rules, as follows:
>
> RewriteEngine On
> RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
> RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/$
> RewriteRule (.*) $1/ [R,L]
>
> But it seems that the "-d" test is always failing.  If I comment that part
> out, then *everything* gets a "/" appended to the end, which of course
> doesn't work.  I tried using "!-f" instead, and got similarly bad results.
>
> I've Googled this and read lots of solutions that all look more or less
like
> what I've posted above, but none of them seem to actually work.
>
> Is there something I'm missing here

It's a bad idea to rewrite in this case, since it can cause all kinds of 
problems with relative URLs.

Better to redirect:

Redirect permanent /blah http://www.foo.com/blah/

cheers,
Eric

-- 
Eric Bowman
Boboco Ltd
ebowman@boboco.ie
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