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Old 03-13-2006, 05:19 PM   #1
bhuwan
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Help w/ Apache htaccess (RewriteRule)


I am trying to match...
/somethinghere/p-herealso/#bookmark112

With this code...
Code:
RewriteRule ^(.*)/p-(.*)/\#bookmark(.*)\.html$ go.php?$4 [L]
But it doesn't match the "#" portion -- any idea how?
 
Old 03-16-2006, 06:06 AM   #2
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First of all, even if your don't take into account the bad news below, your regexp would not match what you are trying to match.
Code:
^(.*)/p-\#bookmark(.*)\.html$
would match
Code:
/blabla/p-blibli/#bookmark567.html
But now the real bad news: what you want to do is not possible because the '# portion' is not part of the request to the server. This '# portion' is a named anchor and will cause the browser to scroll to that anchor if it can find it in the document it requested.

If I take your example url:
Code:
/somethinghere/p-herealso/#bookmark112
the actual request sent to the server would be
Code:
GET /somethinghere/p-herealso/ HTTP/1.1
It is therefore not possible to take any rewrite action on the named anchor since the server does not know about it.
 
  


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