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Can't rewrite my URLS
warrenk

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 505 posted 3:34 pm on Oct 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

I am having problems getting the friendly urls working. I checked with my host and he told me that it was installed. Plus he confirmed the correct code was entered in httpd.conf. Not sure if there are problems with the setup...or my syntax...but nothing is happening with my urls.

Here is my url...

[website.com...]

I want it to be...

[website.com...]

Here is what I placed in .htaccess...

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^brandproducts/(.*).php /brandproducts.php?brandid=$1

Am I missing something?

Thanks for any help!
Warren

 

claus

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 505 posted 4:07 pm on Oct 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

I believe you are missing an initial slash in your rewrite rule. Try this, it might do the trick:

RewriteRule ^/brandproducts/(.*).php /brandproducts.php?brandid=$1

/claus

jdMorgan

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Msg#: 505 posted 4:33 pm on Oct 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

warrenk,

Try adding the Options directive as shown, and note the minor tweaks to the RewriteRule itself.

Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^brandproducts/(.*)\.php /brandproducts.php?brandid=$1 [L]

If you have access to your raw error log file, take a look at it - the error log will often give a good clue as to what is wrong.

Jim

warrenk

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 505 posted 5:07 pm on Oct 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

Jim,

I made the changes you suggested and still no luck. There is nothing in my error logs. Is there anyway to tell if my host has the rewrite rule installed correctly?

Warren

jdMorgan

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Msg#: 505 posted 5:16 pm on Oct 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

warrenk,

Ask them to send you a copy and to tell you where they installed it -- for example, is it installed in httpd.conf or in .htaccess in your web root directory?

claus' suggestion about the leading slash should be heeded if the code is installed in httpd.conf, and it is (normally) omitted if the code is installed in .htaccess.

Jim

domingo

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 505 posted 6:53 pm on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Take a look at this thread

[webmasterworld.com...]

I have the same problem and now its resolve.

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