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Mod Rewrite Question

Discussion in 'Apache' started by T0PS3O, Sep 12, 2004.

  1. #1
    I've spent all afternoon and evening reading the literature on apache's rewrite module. Most tutorials are either too basic and most serious papers are too complex IMHO.

    Question: Is the following possible at all?

    For a new project I'd like to use the following URL structure:

    w ww.domain.com/script/category/grandparent/parent/child (not sure on trailing slash here at the end)

    and have it reconverted to:

    w ww.domain.com/script.php?cat=category&grp=grandparent&par=parent&chi=child
    SEMrush
    What I've gathered over the last few hours is that it is quite easy yo have it like:

    w ww.domain.com/script/cat/category/grp/grandparent/par/parent/chi/child

    but that is not how I want it.
    Is it possible at all to have it like I want where the rewrite rules basically says: the first dir calls the appropriate php script, the 2nd directory name will be the value of the variable $cat etc. etc.

    Please let me know whether I should continue my research or just stop wanting it my way and rethink my strategy.
     
    T0PS3O, Sep 12, 2004 IP
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  2. arestia

    arestia Peon

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    i too had a hard time when trying to accomplish this on one of my clients sites. we had a structure simular to yours.

    
    Options +FollowSymLinks
    RewriteEngine on
    
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/script/(.*)/(.*)/(.*)/(.*)/
    RewriteRule ^(.*)/ /script\.php?cat=%1&grp=%2&par=%3&chi=%4  [L]
    
    Code (markup):
     
    arestia, Sep 12, 2004 IP
  3. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    Excellent, I'll try it out!

    Would it allow for empty child or parent variables?

    Like if I want to display all links to available child variables when this page is requested?

    w ww.domain.com/script/category/grandparent/parent/

    Thanks very much though.
     
    T0PS3O, Sep 13, 2004 IP