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mod_rewrite / php problem

 1:27 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

i don't use mod_rewrite very often and i've spent all morning banging my head against a brick wall on this. i've read hundreds of messages here and not found the answer.

my htaccess file looks like this:

Options Includes +ExecCGI
AddType text/x-server-parsed-html .html
RewriteEngine on
Options +FollowSymlinks

RewriteBase /
RewriteRule items/(.*)\.html$ [mydomain.com...]
RewriteRule (.*)/(.*)\.html$ [mydomain.com...]

the first rule works fine, the second doesn't.
the second rule should rewrite:

index.php displays normally, but the value of category ($1)becomes the first (.*) plus everything within (.*)/(.*)\.html and s is empty
ie, if i enter the URL:
then my script says that:
$category = widgetswidgets/123.htmls=123
$s = (empty)

any idea what i'm doing wrong? any help much appreciated.



 1:45 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

Try using negative character classes like so:

RewriteRule [httpd.apache.org] ([^/]+)/([^/]+)\.html$ index.PHP [php.net]?category=$1&s=$2

You do not need to prefix [thishost...] since it will be stripped off by mod_rewrite [httpd.apache.org] anyway.



 9:05 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

nope, that doesn't fix it .... seems to work exactly the same as before

i've also discovered that the first line works fine when it's the only RewriteRule line or if the second is commented out, but when the second RewriteRule is there, the first one messes up the same.

any other clues?

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