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From Frank Gingras <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] htaccess redirect URL fragment problem with Safari browser
Date Wed, 05 Nov 2008 00:08:13 GMT

"May be"? I told you now three times that it cannot be captured. Were 
you listening to me?

Robert T Wyatt wrote:
> Well, here's the example:
> Try this with several browsers and you'll find that it only fails to 
> pass the anchor on Safari....
> Anyhow, I'm afraid that I am trying to capture the anchor and pass it 
> through to the redirected URL so I may be out of luck.
> Thanks,
> Robert
> Frank Gingras wrote:
>> Robert,
>> 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: 
>> http://hostname/foo#bar.
>> 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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