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From Frank Gingras <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] htaccess redirect URL fragment problem with Safari browser
Date Tue, 04 Nov 2008 23:14:08 GMT

You CAN enter the URL directly in a browser, and the page 'should' 
scroll down to the anchor (<a name='foo'>). A sample URL would be: 

Now, a rule is allowed to redirect to an anchor. It simply cannot match 
or capture it.

To address your issue with Safari, I have several co-workers that use 
it, and they never reported that issue.

Robert T Wyatt wrote:
> Thanks Frank,
> What I'm hearing is that the redirection is using a RegEx and that the
> hash character cannot be a player. Furthermore, the fact that this
> works on most browsers (but fails on Safari) is due to them being not
> strictly compliant.
> Is that about it?
> Thanks,
> Robert
> Frank Gingras wrote:
>> Hello Robert,
>> Actually, the # in the URI indicates an anchor, not a comment. They
>> cannot be matched on, nor captured.
>> Frank

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