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From Derek Smith <de...@motortrak.com>
Subject mod_alias/4379: RedirectMatch cannot redirect to cgi script and pass parameters
Date Mon, 10 May 1999 12:22:29 GMT

>Number:         4379
>Category:       mod_alias
>Synopsis:       RedirectMatch cannot redirect to cgi script and pass parameters
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Mon May 10 05:30:01 PDT 1999
>Originator:     derek@motortrak.com
>Release:        1.3.6
SunOS motrak04 5.6 Generic_105181-11 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-4
We are upgrading from NCSA to Apache and used to use the Redirect directive in 
.htaccess files to run cgi scripts and pass parameters to them on request of 
certain documents.  We want to use the RedirectMatch directive as this is 
exactly the functionslity that we want.  This solution doesn't seem to work 

If a RedirectMatch statement redirects URL that is the location of the cgi and 
parameters then the script fails.  The exact same line works correctly if you 
use Redirect instead, but we require an explicit match as if you use point you 
browser at the redirected page but add a '/something' to the end, that gets 
appended to the rewritten URL and therefore appended to the last variables 

#This Works
Redirect /some/place/to/redirect/from.html http://www.server.com/cgi-bin/script.cgi?var1=value
#This Doesn't
RedirectMatch ^/some/place/to/redirect/from.html$ http://www.server.com/cgi-bin/script.cgi?var1=value

What I get is the error 'The document contained no data.'
If you create a Redirect statement to a cgi including parameters(i.e. URL will 
include a '?') works fine, but if you use RedirectMatch it doesn't work.

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