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From Tiago Marques <tiago...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Question about QUERY_STRING redirects with mod_rewrite
Date Tue, 09 Feb 2010 19:20:16 GMT
On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 7:10 PM, Eric Covener <covener@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 2:00 PM, Tiago Marques <tiagomnm@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm trying to do 301 redirects from a website which used queries
> extensively
> > but doesn't use any now. I found this piece of code but it doesn't seem
> to
> > work.
> >>
> >> RewriteEngine on
> >>
> >> RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^id=13$
> >>
> >> RewriteRule ^/page.php$ http://www.example.com/newname.htm? [L,R=301]
> >
> > All the examples I found are very similar to this one but I can't get any
> of
> > them to work, it simply keeps the ?id=13 part and doesn't rewrite the
> url.
> > Am I doing anything wrong or has something changed from one mod_rewrite
> > revision to another?
>
> If it's not doing anything, maybe you put them in the wrong VirtualHost?
>
> If you put it in .htaccess, the RewriteRule will never match due to
> only matching a leading slash -- those are never present in
> per-directory context.  You'd also need to make sure AllowOverride was
> set for that Directory.
>
>
It was in the .htaccess. You were absolutely right, with the leading slash
removed it works great. I'm not using "AllowOverride" though, will I have
any problem because of it?
Thank you for helping out.

Best regards


>
> --
> Eric Covener
> covener@gmail.com
>
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