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RedirectMatch Strip Trailing ? From Redirect

Discussion in 'Apache' started by potentdevelopment, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. #1
    Hello,

    I have this rule in my .htaccess file:
    RedirectMatch 301 ^/browser-sync/browser-sync-client.js /?

    which I'm using to redirect this: /browser-sync/browser-sync-client.js?v=2.18.13

    After searching the web, I found info which said to add "?" to the redirect to remove the query string. Now, the query string is removed, but the ? remains. How can I remove both the query string and the ?.

    Currently the redirect above will do this: http://somedomain.com/?
    I want it to just redirect like this: http://somedomain.com/
    SEMrush
    Thanks You
     
    potentdevelopment, Mar 15, 2019 IP
    SEMrush
  2. RoseHosting

    RoseHosting Well-Known Member

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    #2
    In Apache 2.4 or newer you can use the QSD (query string discard).

    
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} v=(.*)
    RewriteRule ^/browser-sync/browser-sync-client.js / [R=301,L,QSD]
    
    Code (markup):
     
    RoseHosting, Mar 15, 2019 IP
  3. potentdevelopment

    potentdevelopment Greenhorn

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    Hi thanks for this.

    But unfortunately still having issues. I seem to be having an issue where only root level items are redirecting. For example:

    This works: RewriteRule ^/oranges.html$ /apples.html? [R=301,L]
    This does not works: RewriteRule ^/browser-sync/oranges.html$ /apples.html? [R=301,L]

    Any ides what could the issue?
     
    potentdevelopment, Mar 17, 2019 IP
  4. hostechsupport

    hostechsupport Well-Known Member

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    It should work you only need RewriteEngine On once at the top of your .htaccess You should add the www redirect to the top of your code and remove the L flag (see Removing the Slash)
     
    hostechsupport, Mar 19, 2019 IP