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From Eric Covener <cove...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] RewriteRule Blind to Parent Directories
Date Fri, 07 Feb 2020 18:39:26 GMT
On Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 12:48 PM Wayne Sallee <Wayne@waynesallee.com> wrote:
>
> RewriteRule is Blind to Parent Directories.
>
> So if I have:
>
> <Directory mywebsite.com/dir1/dir2/dir3/dir4/>
> RewriteRule (.*) mywebsite.com/dir1/index?$1
> </directory>
>
>
> And the url entered is:
> mywebsite.com/dir1/dir2/dir3/dir4/dir5/test
>
> It will get redirected to:
> mywebsite.com/dir1/index?dir5/test
>
> Instead of:
> mywebsite.com/dir1/index?dir1/dir2/dir3/dir4/dir5/test
>
>
> Is there a way to use RewriteRule without being blind to parent directories?
> I know that I could put this in <Directory mywebsite.com> to make it work.
> Can {REQUEST_URI} be fed into RewriteRule to use that as data to be processed?
> Like filtering {REQUEST_URI} through (.*)(/dir3)(.*) to redirect to $1$3

I'd avoid <Directory> and relative substitutions if you want it to be intuitive.

Another option is:
https://httpd.apache.org/docs/current/mod/mod_rewrite.html#rewritebase

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