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From Eric Covener <cove...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Mod_Rewrite voodoo
Date Sat, 09 Jan 2010 18:07:43 GMT
On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 12:54 PM, Reese <howell.r@inkworkswell.com> wrote:
> I said I would test this,
>
>>  RewriteEngine On
>>  RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} subdomain\.domain\.ext
>>  RewriteRule (.*)(0[5-6]).html$ /20$2/$1$2.html [R=301,L]
>
> Testing had mixed results.
>
> When this rule was at subdomain.domain.ext/sandbox/.htaccess
> and the submitted url was
>
> http://subdomain.domain.ext/sandbox/fileDDMMYY.ext
>
> it redirected to http://subdomain.domain.ext/2005/fileDDMMYY.ext
> which was the desired and I thought, the expected behavior.
>
> However, when the rule was placed at subdomain.domain.ext/.htaccess
> it did not work - it created an endless loop with multiple
> insertions of the /2005/ string. For users attempting to reach

To kill the looping:

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/20\d+
or
Change your rewriterule to make sure it doesn't match URI's starting
with digits.

If the 2005 is PATH_INFO, test the [DPI] flag.


-- 
Eric Covener
covener@gmail.com

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