[thelist] New lister question about .htaccess and redirects

John C Bullas jcbullas at nildram.co.uk
Tue Sep 23 01:33:38 CDT 2003


I am a road safety researcher who is fighting the dark forces of Microsoft 
Internet Explorer with the shield and sword of Apache!

I have a question about using regexp in .htaccess

The site is here http://www.ime.org.uk - an online resource for Mini 

I have files of the form <single a-z character>.htm in one directory 
(http://www.ime.org.uk/ime/) and want to put a Redirect Permanent regexp 
in my root .htaccess  to route all calls for <single a-z character>.html 
ANYWHERE AND <single a-z character>.htm anywhere but 
http://www.ime.org.uk/ime/ to the <single a-z character>.htm in directory 

I have either generated the Apache white screen of death (500 error) or 
end up redirecting say http://www.ime.org.uk/ime/e/electrol.html to 

Could someone assist???????

All this started after I started running a PHP 404 logger!! then I 
discovered via the numrous emails it sent that the redirected calls from 
the sites 2 other existences were hitting the wrong directory or used old 


John C Bullaa
Webmaster htttp://www.IMM2004.org / http://www.ime.org.uk

================ php script for info ==================


$ip = getenv ("REMOTE_ADDR");

$requri = getenv ("REQUEST_URI");
$servname = getenv ("SERVER_NAME");
$combine = $ip . " tried to load " . $servname . $requri ;

$httpref = getenv ("HTTP_REFERER");
$httpagent = getenv ("HTTP_USER_AGENT");

$today = date("D M j Y g:i:s a T");
$message = "The IMM2004 Webmaster has been informed that:<br>On 
$today,  \n
$combine <br> \n
User Agent = $httpagent <br>\n
Referring URL (if any) : $httpref";

$note = "Referring URL:" ;

$message2 = "$today \n
$combine \n
User Agent = $httpagent \n
$note \n
$httpref ";

$to = "webmaster at imm2004.org";
$subject = "404 recorded on the IMM2004 Website";
$from = "From: r139 at easily.co.uk\r\n";

mail($to, $subject, $message2, $from);

echo $message;


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