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file extentions

8:07 pm on Feb 8, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I'm about to change the page file extentions on my site from .html to .shtml ; the thing is i will need to redirect a call to .html to the .shtml file because of all the external and se links. The pages are cgi generates and I can't keep the old files because of a conflict with the new ones. So how should i go about doing this?
12:52 am on Feb 12, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Hey John

If your pages are on an Apache server check out the built in mod_rewrite module. There's a guide at [engelschall.com...]
and Apache's docs are at [apache.org...]

It's not the easiest thing to learn but it's powerful and effective.

2:35 am on Feb 12, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Hold it - make sure it *IS* implemented, because it's NOT built in by default, even though most webmasters seem to install it.
8:58 pm on Feb 14, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Apologies to all, the Fanto Man is correct. The server admin elects to include this module (or not) when he initially configures his server. Before I started fooling with these redirects on my server, I emailed the support folks and asked if it was implemented, a long time back... The second thing to go is the memory, or is it the third, can't remember... Thanks Fanto!
9:07 pm on Feb 14, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Thanks to both of you, it jogged my (failing) memory as I did use the mod_rewrite a couple of months ago for something else.

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