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  1. #1

    Issue: SEO friendly URLs get converted to the php long form automatically

    I'm guessing this is an Apache configuration issue, but not sure...

    I am using mod_rewrite to create SEO-friendly URLs. I noticed that on some servers, the SEO-friendly URL will get automatically converted to the long form equivalent (e.g.

    Do you know to resolve this issue?

    Please let me know if further clarification is needed. Thanks.

  2. #2
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    Jan 2011
    Generally this happens when a sort or similar and you have not allowed for it in your mod_rewrite. For example if sorting on your page occurs you could use /this_keywords/sort/az
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  3. #3
    After re write use redirection(301)

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    Sounds like you have your mod_rewrite entries around the wrong way. Care to post your .htaccess?
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  5. #5
    Close, but i think that he is actually doing an EXTERNAL redirect, instead of an INTERNAL redirect. If so, he can fix this by NOT doing a redirect at all, at the end of the rewrite rule.

    Shouldn't you be using a 302 ?

  6. #6
    Sure, here's the .htaccess file.

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    # zipcode
    ReWriteRule ^([a-z]+[0-9]*)-([a-z-]+)-jobs.*$$1&tab=$2 [NC]
    ErrorDocument 404
    So, this works for on most servers. I think it has to do w/ how the customer is uploading the file (e.g. maybe wrong encoding). One customer said he FTPed as ASCII and it would convert to long form PHP, but when he uploaded as binary, it kept the SEO-friendly URLs.


  7. #7
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    Jun 2011
    > America/Mexico_City
    ReWriteRule ^([a-z0-9]*)-([a-z-]+)-jobs.*$ zip.php?zip=$1&tab=$2

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