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From Oliver Schoenborn <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] RewriteRule and VirtualDocumentRoot: How do they interract ?
Date Fri, 15 Jan 2010 17:23:32 GMT
> From the doc :
> This flag is just a hack to enable post-processing of the output of
> RewriteRule directives, using Alias, ScriptAlias, Redirect, and other
> directives from various URI-to-filename translators
> If I understand well (correct me if I'm wrong), after RewriteRule has
> applied, the result is understood as a file path, that's why others
> directives (such as Alias, Redirect and so on) don't apply on the
> result. But why is the DocumentRoot prepended to the result, is it
> because it's in the core apache and not a module ?

The rewriterule transforms a URI into a new URI. 

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