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  1. #1
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    May 2007

    [.htaccess] Rewrite url with multiple variables

    Hi all,

    i'm trying to make a .htaccess file to produce some fancy urls, but i can't get it fully working.

    The problem is that i have multiple variables and different possibilities with those variables. All links are pointing to index.php, which handles the pages to load by variables in the url.

    To be more clear, i have:

    - p for page (register, home etc.)
    - cat for category
    - step for registration steps
    - maybe i'll put another variable in later on

    So there are multiple possibilities, like index.php?p=home, index.php?p=cat&cat=1 or index.php?p=register&step=2.

    I can get the .htaccess file to work for 1 and two variable, but when i put multiple rules for the different variables i can't. It looks like this right now:

    Options +FollowSymLinks
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteRule ^([a-z0-9_-]+)/([a-z0-9_-]+)(/)?$ index.php?p=$1&cat=$2
    RewriteRule ^([a-z0-9_-]+)(/)?$ index.php?p=$1 [L]
    I tried to put another rule above the first rewriterule, like this:

    RewriteRule ^([a-z0-9_-]+)/([a-z0-9_-]+)(/)?$ index.php?p=$1&step=$2

    But then the combination ?p=$1&step=$2 works, but ?p=$1&cat=$2 doesn't. I can't really figure out how to get it to work. I read some tutorials, and they just told me to add another rule. Could somebody please advise me?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Bump.... Can nobody help me out? Even a little bit?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Place the [L] flag after the first rule. If the server matches at the first rule, it will stop.

    The [L] flag means "last" as in, if the server matches this rule, let it be the last one (don't try to match another one after it).
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