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Why should this htaccess fail

Tryin to block domain

3:08 am on Jul 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

This just doesn't work.
I've tried lots of variations but nothing seems to help:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http(s)?://(www\.)?offenderdomain.com.*$ [NC]
RewriteRule .* htttp://www.yahoo.com [L]

There is nothing alse in the file except the above.

Any ideas?


6:49 pm on Jul 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

I left it overnight and now it works. Some sort of delayed server reaction I guess.
1:56 am on Jul 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jdmorgan is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

When you test such access-control rules, you have to manually flush your browser cache before testing each and every change. Otherwise, your browser simply displays the previously-fetched page contents from its cache, and the request is never sent to your server. If the request isn't sent to your server, then your code can have no effect.