Help with mod_rewrite

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Help with mod_rewrite

Postby sethadam1 » Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:30 am

I am trying to fix an old static html structure like this:


I would like to make it dynamic. This is what I have so far, but it's not working:

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RewriteEngine Off
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /path/to/faq/
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^faq.php$
RewriteRule   ^[-a-zA-z0-9.]+$ faq.php?p=$1 [NC,L]

The idea is what I can eventually get something like faq.php?p=page.html. But it's not working. In fact, when I echo out the contents of the "p" variable on faq.php, it's got faq.php in it, almost like a loop. Can anyone give me a hand?

Thanks in advance
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Postby richardk » Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:54 am

It is a loop. REQUEST_URI is everything after the domain and before any query string.

Where is faq.php? /faq/faq.php?

Try the following in a .htaccess file in your document root
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Options +FollowSymLinks -MultiViews

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
  RewriteEngine On

  RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/faq/faq\.php$ [NC]
  RewriteRule ^faq/[-a-z0-9]+\.html$ /faq/faq.php?p=$1 [NC,L]
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