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From Robert T Wyatt <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] htaccess redirect URL fragment problem with Safari browser
Date Wed, 05 Nov 2008 00:04:28 GMT
Well, here's the example:

Try this with several browsers and you'll find that it only fails to 
pass the anchor on Safari....

Anyhow, I'm afraid that I am trying to capture the anchor and pass it 
through to the redirected URL so I may be out of luck.


Frank Gingras wrote:
> Robert,
> You CAN enter the URL directly in a browser, and the page 'should' 
> scroll down to the anchor (<a name='foo'>). A sample URL would be: 
> http://hostname/foo#bar.
> Now, a rule is allowed to redirect to an anchor. It simply cannot match 
> or capture it.
> To address your issue with Safari, I have several co-workers that use 
> it, and they never reported that issue.
> Robert T Wyatt wrote:
>> Thanks Frank,
>> What I'm hearing is that the redirection is using a RegEx and that the
>> hash character cannot be a player. Furthermore, the fact that this
>> works on most browsers (but fails on Safari) is due to them being not
>> strictly compliant.
>> Is that about it?
>> Thanks,
>> Robert
>> Frank Gingras wrote:
>>> Hello Robert,
>>> Actually, the # in the URI indicates an anchor, not a comment. They
>>> cannot be matched on, nor captured.
>>> Frank

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