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Trailing slash issue with multiple parameters
Trailing slash issue

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Msg#: 4147952 posted 4:38 am on Jun 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hi All,

I am again stuck with trailing slash issue, this time a little bit complicated.

This is my rewrite:

Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine on

RewriteRule ^([a-zA-Z_]+)$ index.php?country=$1
RewriteRule ^([a-zA-Z_]+)/([a-zA-Z_]+)$ index.php?country=$1&state=$2
RewriteRule ^([a-zA-Z_]+)/([a-zA-Z_]+)/([a-zA-Z_]+)$ index.php?country=$1&state=$2&city=$3
RewriteRule ^([a-zA-Z_]+)/([a-zA-Z_]+)/([a-zA-Z_]+)/age-([0-9\-]+)$ index.php?country=$1&state=$2&city=$3&age=$4

It works like this.. each time when a user selects country it asks for the state and then city. for example


after that


after that


and so on..

It works fine.. BUT when i add trailing slash, I get page not found error.

For example

domainname.com/country would work perfect


domainname.com/country/ will give error


domainname.com/country/state would work fine



will generate error

Please help me.




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Msg#: 4147952 posted 6:39 am on Jun 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

First off, you need to add
[L] to each rule.

[a-z_] with [NC] flag will parse faster than [A-Za-z_] here. However, I would use a hyphen not an underscore in the URL.

To fix the other problem, you simply need a redirect before all of these rewrites such that if URL is requested with trailing slash, user is redirected to URL without trailing slash.

A search for "
site:webmasterworld.com remove trailing slash" will find prior examples.
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