Mod Rewrite not working 100%

sublimer's picture

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First off, I use 1and1 servers...

Heres what I have, and what I want...

What I have...

http://www.sublimestylee.com/news/?id=500

What I want...

http://www.sublimestylee.com/news/500/

This may seem like an easy fix, but I have been playing with it for hours and I am stumped.

Here is the code...

RewriteEngine on
RewriteBase /pages/
RewriteRule news_story_display\.php$ /news/$1 [R,L]
'

It may seem like I just need to add ?id= after the .php part in the 3rd line, but it doesn't work. If I include it so the code looks like...

RewriteEngine on
RewriteBase /pages/
RewriteRule news_story_display\.php?id=$ /news/$1 [R,L]
'

The URL's are now like the original, before I edtied my .htaccess file and display like...

NOTE: I have used escape characters infront of the ? and such with no luck either.

http://www.sublimestylee.com/pages/news_story_display.php?id=500

pr0gr4mm3r's picture

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This should do it:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^news/([0-9]+)$ news/?id=$1 [L]
'

sublimer's picture

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Nope, I implemented that and there is no difference in the URL, they are still like...

http://www.sublimestylee.com/pages/news_story_display.php?id=42

pr0gr4mm3r's picture

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sublimer;227481 wrote: Nope, I implemented that and there is no difference in the URL, they are still like...

http://www.sublimestylee.com/pages/news_story_display.php?id=42

The original URL will still work. When you use the rule that I posted, http://www.example.com/news/?id=123 will work in addition to http://www.example.com/news/123

JeevesBond's picture

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This is little more than an edited copy/paste:
RewriteRule ^news/(.*)$ news_story_display.php?id=$1 [L,QSA]'

I blagged it from Drupal (as it's ReWrite malarkey is pretty similar to what you're doing). Give it a try; not sure about the QSA rule at the end, according to the Apache docs:

Apache docs wrote: 'qsappend|QSA' (query string append)
This flag forces the rewriting engine to append a query string part in the substitution string to the existing one instead of replacing it. Use this when you want to add more data to the query string via a rewrite rule.

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akopayan's picture

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I think it's the host.

tummy's picture

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Thinks it's the host.

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