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From "Trond G. Ziarkowski" <trond.ziarkow...@gep-as.com>
Subject Re: How get www.site.com homepage requests to forward to Tomcat without a redirect?
Date Mon, 25 Apr 2005 06:13:19 GMT
Hi,

try removing the [R] from your RewriteRule. If you read up on the 
mod_rewrite docs, you should see that the [R] flag is causing the redirect.

Trond

PAlvin wrote:

>I'm currently using Tomcat 4.
> 
>When someone goes to my site, say, www.site.com, I'd like it run a 
>servlet for the home page instead of a static page (my entire site is
>dynamic).
> 
>I configured the connector to send all *.htm files to Tomcat and I 
>created a re-write rule in the Apache configuration file like this:
> 
>   RewriteEngine on
>   RewriteRule ^/$ /home.htm [R]
> 
>This works great, EXCEPT, that the browser is sent a redirect and I 
>heard that is bad for search engines.
> 
>I could send *all* http requests to tomcat, BUT, obviously, I DON'T 
>want Tomcat serving up images.
> 
>So, is there any way to configure Apache and/or Tomcat to make:
> 
>   www.site.com ---run--> www.site.com/home.htm
> 
>without a redirect?
> 
>How do I get www.site.com requests to go to Tomcat???
> 
>Peter Alvin
>mobile 719-210-3858
>skype 'smartmicro'
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