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From André Warnier>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] RewriteRule in neither "foo/.htaccess" nor ".htaccess" can match
Date Tue, 24 Nov 2009 22:08:02 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 ?

In a case like this, maybe it is the layout of the site that needs to be 
revisited, or an ad-hoc custom fixup module (mod_perl ?) may be the 
second choice.
Purely personal opinion of course.

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