Multiple rewrite rules, ignored when file is found

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Multiple rewrite rules, ignored when file is found

Postby blister » Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:02 am

I want to create the following rewrite:




It works with the following rules:

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RewriteRule ^([a-z0-9\-]+)-([a-z0-9]+)-([a-z0-9]+)\.html?$ temp/l=$1&a=$2&lang=$3
RewriteRule ^temp/(.*)-(.*)$ temp/$1:$2
RewriteRule ^temp/l=([a-z0-9:]+)&a=([a-z0-9]+)&lang=([a-z0-9]+)$ index.php\?l=$1&a=$2&lang=$3.html            

First rule makes sure the parameters l, a and lang are set
the second rule replaces all - with :
the third rule links this url to index.php

I am new to mod_rewrite, and I've got a gut feeling I am doing it wrong :D It bugs me that I have to rewrite the URL to temp/... I'd rather do something like this:

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RewriteRule ^([a-z0-9\-]+)-([a-z0-9]+)-([a-z0-9]+)\.html?$ index.php?l=$1&a=$2&lang=$3
RewriteRule ^index\.php\?(.*)-(.*)$ index\.php\?$1:$2

But then, the Rewriting stops after the first rule. It forms the url index.php?l=dir1-dir2-dir3&a=file&lang=language. The '-' isn't replaced with ':' no more.

Am I missing something here?
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Postby richardk » Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:15 am

Use str_replace() in PHP, mod_rewrite isn't good at search and replace.
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Options +FollowSymLinks

RewriteEngine On

RewriteRule ^([-a-z0-9]+)-([a-z0-9]+)-([a-z0-9]+)\.html?$ index.php?l=$1&a=$2&lang=$3 [QSA,L]

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$_GET['l'] = $_REQUEST['l'] = str_replace(':', '-', $_GET['l']);
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