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From Reese <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Mod_Rewrite voodoo
Date Sat, 09 Jan 2010 17:54:44 GMT
I said I would test this,

>  RewriteEngine On
>  RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} subdomain\.domain\.ext
>  RewriteRule (.*)(0[5-6]).html$ /20$2/$1$2.html [R=301,L]

Testing had mixed results.

When this rule was at subdomain.domain.ext/sandbox/.htaccess
and the submitted url was


it redirected to http://subdomain.domain.ext/2005/fileDDMMYY.ext
which was the desired and I thought, the expected behavior.

However, when the rule was placed at subdomain.domain.ext/.htaccess
it did not work - it created an endless loop with multiple
insertions of the /2005/ string. For users attempting to reach


the desired rewrite or redirect URL is


but this is what happened:


What is really malfunctioning here? Can this rewrite rule be


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