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Old 03-25-2009, 04:53 PM   #1
jnojr
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Apache redirect results in endless loop


I want to have requests to http://my.server/directory1/ wind up displaying http://my.server/directory1/test.xsd I tried adding test.xsd to DirectoryIndex in httpd.conf, but that didn't work. I tried adding test.xsd to DirectoryIndex in php.conf but that didn't work, either. I tried a Redirect in httpd.conf that said:

Redirect /directory1 http://my.server/directory1/test.xsd

which resulted in a URL of http://my.server/directory1/test.xsd...t.xsd/test.xsd

and one in .htaccess in directory1/ that said:

Redirect / http://my.server/directory1/test.xsd

But that winds up with my browser trying to access http://my.server/directory1/test.xsd...tory1/test.xsd

and:

Redirect Loop

Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.



What do I need to do to make this work?
 
Old 03-25-2009, 05:07 PM   #2
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Either percevier with the DocumentIndex angle, or just add an index.html to contain a meta refresh to redirect to it that way.
 
Old 03-25-2009, 06:06 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by jnojr View Post
Redirect only does simple prefix matching, so it can't be used to redirect a URL that starts with /directory1 as it would tell the browser to make a new request at the correct URL, but then it would redirect that — resulting in your loop.

You need a redirect rule that matches the exact path; I'd use RedirectMatch, which is similar to Redirect but matches on Regular Expressions:

Code:
RedirectMatch /directory1/?$ http://my.server/directory1/test.xsd
The ? makes the ending / optional (to redirect both /directory1 and /directory1/), and the $ means to match the end of the string.

For details on RedirectMatch, see http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/mod...#redirectmatch

Hope that helps,

—Robert J Lee
 
Old 03-25-2009, 08:14 PM   #4
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Try this in your .htaccess

AddType text/html .xsd
DirectoryIndex file.xsd

<Files .htaccess>
order allow,deny
deny from all
</Files>

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/howto/htaccess.html

Make sure you have http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod...#allowoverride set correctly. (Its probably denied globally (for performance) so you need to allow htaccess files, check your logs for any errors, apache is usually very helpful!
 
  


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