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Mod Rewrite
Multiple directories into a query : is this possible?

 11:01 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

Essentially, what I'm trying to do is pass all subdirectories from a requested URL into a query string using Mod Rewrite.

For example :


I'd like to pass everything after /widgets/ into a query string using Mod ReWrite.

Any ideas as to how this can be done?




 11:58 pm on Jul 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi panic, i think your question is answered in this thread:


Here, Alternative_Future is asking for a way to go from 1 to 2 like this:

1) [mydomain.com...]
2) [mydomain.com?country=scotland&type=tour&area=grampian&town=buckie...]

Part of the answer involves PHP scripting, but there's also an option suggested that involves "RewriteMap" in stead. Check it out, i hope it helps.



 1:41 am on Jul 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Here's a script I wrote for a client that does similar thing. Once you get the idea, you can easily tailor it to your needs. The script transforms URLs of form:


If you aren't using ScriptAlias'ed cgi script as a destination, take the the [PT] flag out. So, here it goes:

RewriteRule (.*/retrieve[^&]*)/([^/]+)/([^/&]+)(.*) $1&$2=$3$4 [N]
RewriteRule (.*/)retrieve&([^/]*) $1retrieve.cgi?$2 [PT]


 5:02 am on Jul 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

I finally figured out how to use an unlimited amount of subdirectories and stick it into a query string.

Here's what I've got in my .htaccess :

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^(.*)/$ output.php?querystring=$1 [L]

Then, in output.php, I split $querystring by "/", then I do my queries/manipulation/etc.

Thanks for everyone's help!



 5:07 am on Jul 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

If you don't want the performance hit or complication of using mod_rewrite, you can look into the PATH_INFO environment variable.

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