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From André Warnier>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Rewrite Rule help
Date Wed, 17 Sep 2008 20:58:34 GMT
Eric Covener wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 4:02 PM, André Warnier <> wrote:
>>> (you can do the latter via your regex, but it's usually simpler to
>>> guard it the other way)
>> RewriteRule !^/maintenance\.html$  /maintenance.html [R=302,NC,L]
> It quickly gets unamangeable as you need to add captures (putting you
> into the realm of lookahead/lookbehind) and 2nd/3rd/4th escape hatches
Now, come on. I was answering this particular one, in which there are no 
captures nor any necessary. My solution is one line, yours is two; mine 
does not have to backtrack to the RewriteCond, yours does; regexpes are 
fast; and there is certainly some extra overhead in fetching 
%{REQUEST_URI} and comparing it to "/maintenance.html".
Admit defeat, sportingly. ;-)

Plus, if it was so that one needed to capture parts, you would need also 
several RewriteCond's, and probable variables to hold them, no ?
(genuinely asking, I'm just starting to learn mod_rewrite)

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