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Case Sensitive Folders

How to avoid 404 page?

12:45 am on Jun 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I have an issue with case sensitivity and could use a hand please.

A Few Documents that I have sent out I Capitalized a word in the URL to make it stand out. Unfortunately when I go to that URL with the word capitalized it wont work.


[url]www.mydomain.com/join[/url] (or join/) go to the correct url.

When I Capitilize a letter on any folder on my site


[url]www.mydomain.com/Join[/url] (or Join/) this goes to 404 page

Also every other folder name gets the same error

FYI I'm set up on an Apache server / Linux System

Thanks for any help
2:40 am on June 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I'm no expert on this (the Apache forum would be better), but I believe you should at least be able to take care of it with simple 301 redirects in htaccess if it's just a few - there's probably a better way to correct all case sensitive errors.

Example, .htaccess in the main folder:

redirect 301 /Example.htm http://www.example.org/example.htm