[thelist] Simulating Folders that Don't Exist

Ross DeMeyere ross at demeyere.com
Wed Jan 26 08:30:26 CST 2005

On 26 Jan 2005, at 08:07, Rob Smith wrote:

> Is it possible, I'm sure there's a way, to simulate non existant 
> folders in
> URL's? When customer enters something like:
> http://www.mydomain.com/ProductLineA or
> http://www.mydomain.com/ApplicationB
> That the would end up at something like
> http://www.mydomain.com/products/productid=223
> Possible strategies?

Custom 404 redirect?

client types in /productlinea
/productlinea will produce a 404 error
your custom 404 error page will get the information
your custom 404 error page will see that it should go to 
your custom 404 error page will redirect
client will see the address bar change to /products/productid=223
client will be given the correct page

Ross DeMeyere
DeMeyere Design Incorporated
a photo journal - the other side of DeMeyere Design

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