Dynamic to Static URL's - 301 Redirect Problem

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Dynamic to Static URL's - 301 Redirect Problem

Postby connoserv » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:23 am

Hi all....

can anyone see a problem with this.........

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RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} ^[A-Z]{3,9}\ /test\.php(\?([^\ ]*))?\ HTTP/1\.
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^vendor=me&m=product_list&c=([^&]*)&wType=([^&]*)&wSize=([^&]*)$
RewriteRule ^test\.php$ /test_$2_$3_$1.html?   [L,R=301]


For SEO purposes and to stop google seeing both pages and hence classing them as duplicate content, my aim is to redirect the old dynamic urls to the new static ones as follows..

i.e.

test.php?vendor=me&m=product_list&c=21&wType=GGL&wSize=M08

... to ...

test_GGL_M08_21.html

at present these rules do nothing... if i remove the QUERY_STRING condition it redirects me to ...

test___.html

so i presume the problem lies within that condition?

if anyone could help me with this it would be greatly appreciated...

regards,

Sam.
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Postby connoserv » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:33 am

FIXED! :)
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Postby richardk » Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:59 am

Next time please post your solution. Part of the problem is that % is used instead of $ for RewriteCond backreferences (variables).

You will have a problem with the query string variables being in different orders (it won't match m=product_list&c=21&wType=GGL&vendor=me&wSize=M08). With many query string variables it is easier to do the redirecting with PHP.
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Postby connoserv » Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:48 am

Appologies for not posting the solution, i was in a rush at the time....

here's the fix

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RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST}      ^[A-Z]{3,9}\ /test\.php(\?([^\ ]*))?\ HTTP/1\.
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING}      ^(.*&)?vendor=me&m=product_list&c=([^&]+)&wType=([^&]+)&wSize=([^&]+)(.*&)?$                        
RewriteRule ^test\.php$      /test_%3_%4_2.html?    [R=301,L]


regards,

Sam
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