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How to read URL Segments?

 8:40 pm on Apr 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

Passing parameters to a PHP script via the URL is normally done by using the question mark:

However, I've seen some sites usa a different URL structure:

How does Apache behave in this case? Does it call the index.php file, and does it then pass the "/foo/stuff" string to it?

Does Apache need any special configuration to do this, or it does this by default? If so, how then can I catch such string "/foo/stuff" in my PHP script?



 8:46 pm on Apr 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

See Apache 2.x core AcceptPathInfo [httpd.apache.org] directive.



 12:58 pm on Apr 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

Thanks for this useful info.

I've also seen segment URLs (/index.php/foo/stuff) work on systems running Apache 1.3


 1:24 pm on Apr 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

Apache 1.3 doesn't support AcceptPath info, so you'd have to use mod_rewrite:

A guide to search-engine-friendly links with mod_rewrite [webmasterworld.com] from our WebmasterWorld library.


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