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From Igor Cicimov <icici...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] users@httpd.apache.org - mod_rewrite question
Date Sat, 18 May 2013 02:35:20 GMT
On 18/05/2013 10:39 AM, "Don Edmondson" <don.edmondson@kg-enterprises.com>
wrote:
>
> {hope I am doing this right!}
> I rewrote many of my pages for SSI (to use 'standard' headers and footers)
> but left the original .html files in situ. This was fine for a while -
but I
> find I am still getting a lot of hits on the .html files so decided to do
> something about it...
> Enter .htaccess and mod_rewrite. Struggled for a while but then accidently
> modified the .htaccess file - and made the rewrites work??
> What I wanted to do was wherever I had a .shtml file, any request for the
> .html version would be rewritten to .shtml - but I still have some files
> that are ONLY .html so didn't want these rewritten - simple enough (?) -
> check if .shtml exists and if yes rewrite uri - so my .htaccess looked
> like...
>
> RewriteEngine  on
> RewriteRule    ^index\.html$  index.shtml [PT]

> RewriteCond $1.shtml -f
This line doesnt make sense. What is $1 doing there what is it referencing?

> RewriteRule    ^(kgp[a-z0-9]*)\.html$  $1.shtml [PT]
>
> i.e. always rewrite index.html to index.shtml then for any files like
> kgp[something].html check if kgp[something].shtml exists and if yes then
> rewrite URI...
>
> ...but this doesn't work - the .html version of the file gets passed
> through?????
>
> The accidental edit on .htaccess however gave me
>
> RewriteEngine  on
> RewriteRule    ^index\.html$  index.shtml [PT]
> RewriteCond $1.shtml !-f
> RewriteRule    ^(kgp[a-z0-9]*)\.html$  $1.shtml [PT]
>
> i.e. I negated the RewriteCond with '!-f' - and the rewrite works as I
want
> ----
>
> ---but this is counter-intuitive?? - to me that RewriteCond reads as
'Check
> that kgp[something].shtml DOES NOT exist and if it doesn't then rewrite
the
> URI to kgp[something].shtml.
>
> I have done traces of both versions and the behaviour is exactly as I
> describe above -
>
> Can someone please explain where my thinking is going wrong (all examples
> I've looked at, everywhere, and also the .htaccess on my live website
would
> suggest that the first version of the .htaccess is correct - but the
testing
> says otherwise - but I certainly don't want to implement this changed
> .htaccess on the live website until I understand what is happening :( )?
>
> Thanks and Regards
>
> Don Edmondson.
>
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