Newbie question.

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Newbie question.

Postby yeago » Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:54 am

Found above tutorial on mod_rewrite.

Attempting to use this example Fails (404):
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Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^files/(.+)/(.+).zip download.php?section=$1&file=$2 [nc]

HOWEVER, if I do this:

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RewriteRule ^(.*)files/(.+)/(.+).zip http://$1/download.php?section=$2&file=$3 [nc]

Works ok EXCEPT the url BECOMES

I thought the point of the above script was simply to excute download.php in the BACKGROUND, not forward the user to a new URL. So I can't help but feel like my example is what is causing the problem

I attempted to put RewriteLog "some.log" in my .httaccess file but I got sitewide 500 error. As yet I do not have access to my Apache logs.

What's weird is another example worked fine:

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Options +FollowSymlinks
rewriteengine on
rewriterule ^(.+)\.htm$$1.php [r=301,nc]

Yet the first example fails (404):

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Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^(.*)\.htm $1.php [nc]

At the end of the day I just want users to be able to navigate my sites like

instead of seeing

and see these style urls consistently. I get the gist of it but something is obvioulsy misset on my server. I have an email into host to get access to the raw apache error logs, but can someone see what is happening wrong?

Also, what is with the 500 error on RewriteLogs. This is, from what I can tell, an internet mystery (Plenty of people have had the problem, no answers that I've found).

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