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From "Krist van Besien" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] mod_rewrite rule
Date Wed, 05 Nov 2008 14:11:55 GMT
On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 11:46 AM, André Warnier <> wrote:

> On the other hand, in the Apache 2.2 mod_rewrite on-line help, there is this
> paragraph :
> RewriteRule  can be used in per-directory config files (.htaccess). In such
> a case, it will act locally, stripping the local directory prefix before
> processing, and applying rewrite rules only to the remainder. When
> processing is complete, the prefix is automatically added back to the path.
> Now, isn't the above (the original OP question) kind of a chicken-and-egg
> issue ?
> I mean, before Apache even gets to the .htaccess file, it has to find the
> path to the directory wher the .htaccess file is.  And once it finds it, it
> would have to re-interpret that same path and change it.
> It does not seem to make a lot of sense..

That's why after the substitution apache restarts an internal request.
That's also in the documentation...


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