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From Jack Bates <>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: RewriteRule in neither "foo/.htaccess" nor ".htaccess" can match
Date Wed, 25 Nov 2009 00:09:46 GMT

> Jack Bates wrote:
> > I'm struggling a bit with this mod_rewrite rule,
> I am a bit intimidated by your detailed explanation and the level of 
> expertise required to fully understand your requirements, never mind 
> finding a solution. But reading your post in diagonals gives me the 
> feeling that maybe the sum of your requirements is just a bit too much 
> to be covered by generic modules like mod_rewrite et al., which after 
> all are generic tools and not specifically designed to cover all 
> possible cases and countercases one could come up with.
> It seems like what you want is something like
> /foo to deliver /foo.html
> except if /foo really exists and is a directory, then you would want 
> /foo/index.html to be delivered
> except if the directory /foo contains a .htaccess, in which case you 
> want the .htaccess-contained rewrite rules to apply
> except if /foo is a sub-directory of another directory already 
> containing a .htaccess with rewrite rules in it, in which case these 
> should apply too
> I may be jesting a bit, but don't you think this is a bit much to ask ?

Thanks Andre - I take you point : )

Just for clarification, I want,

* /foo/ to deliver /foo/index.html, or whatever it would naturally deliver
* /foo to deliver /foo.html always

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