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Old 12-21-2007, 06:02 PM   #1
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Unhappy .htaccess Not Working?

I'm having trouble with .htaccess files running mod_rewrite, I enabled the rewrite module with a symlink and changed the AllowOverride to All and reloaded and it still doesn't do the simple check found here:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^link([^/]*)\.html$ rewrite.php?link=$1 [L]
<h2 align=center>
// mod_rewrite Test Page
// Copyright 2006
if($_GET['link']==1){echo"You are not using mod_rewrite";}
elseif($_GET['link']==2){echo"Congratulations!! You are using Apache mod_rewrite";}
else{echo"Linux Apache mod_rewrte Test Tutorial";}


<title>How To Test mod_rewrite in Apache Linux Server</title>

<p align="center">by <a href="">Webune</a></p>
<p><a href="rewrite.php?link=1">LINK1</a> = rewrite.php?link=1</p>
<p><a href="link2.html">LINK2</a> = link2.html</p>
<p>How this works: both links are for this same page, except they both are different. link one is without the mod_rewrite and link2 is using mod_rewrite. Link1 show the php file, with with mod_rewrite we are mascarading the php file into a html file. you can use whatever type of extension you want, you can change it to .htm or .shtml etc... all you have to do is to make sure you also chang it in the .htaccess file</p>
<p>&lt;&lt; <a href="">Go back to webune forums.</a></p>
When I click the second link it simply shows a 404, this is what I put in the httpd.conf for this:

<Directory /var/www>
        AllowOverride All
Old 12-22-2007, 02:04 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by emil2k View Post
I enabled the rewrite module with a symlink ...
Not sure what you did here. How did you enable the rewrite module with a symlink?

Usually there is an line in the httpd.conf file that reads:
LoadModule rewrite_module modules/
Did you make the symlink for that?
Also, what does the error log file from Apache have to say when you click the LINK2?

James Glenn


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