A very quick note about URL rewriting (was Re: [theforum] Rebuild progress and this week's actions)

John Handelaar john at userfrenzy.com
Tue Dec 7 20:02:39 CST 2004

Lachlan Cannon wrote:
> John Handelaar wrote:
>> Re: Older pieces, we don't need mod_rewrite (though we *could* use it)
>> since Drupal has a table for URL aliases which we can populate with the
>> older URLs.
> Will that still work considering part of the current url scheme is 
> variable, and can be whatever the person who writes the url wants it to be?
> e.g.,
> <http://evolt.org/article/Of_Web_Sites_and_Pinball_Machines/25/60400/index.html>, 
> <http://evolt.org/article//25/60400/index.html>,
> <http://evolt.org/article/theforum/25/60400/index.html>, or even

For that we use * and mod_rewrite.  Though what the point is
of supporting versions which don't appear *anywhere* other than
in posts like these...  I dunno.

Like I said, I'm still at something of a loss as to why the '25'
is mandatory.  Makes no sense to me.


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