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.htaccess Redirect problem


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snaip

Community Member, 180 Posts

4 November 2009 at 10:25pm

hi

i have multi language site (PL,DE) and two domains

domain A should be the main domain of PL version
domain B should redirect to german main page

so in htaccess i put

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^domain.de
RewriteRule (.*)$ http://www.domain.de/de [R=301,L]

and it works but only when domain doesn't start with "www"

i put another rule

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^domain.de [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} www.domain.de
RewriteRule (.*)$ http://www.domain.de/de [R=301,L]

but now nothing works
there is some problem with this rule: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} www.domain.de
always get an error
"Moved Permanently The document has moved here."

and another question
why when i have: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^domain.de
and enter the site i get a ?url=/de at the end of the URL ?
http://www.domain.de/de?url=/de

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dalesaurus

Community Member, 283 Posts

5 November 2009 at 6:48pm

You have to evaluate rewrites in priority, and this case make the www optional.

http://wiki.apache.org/httpd/RewriteMassVhosting

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snaip

Community Member, 180 Posts

5 November 2009 at 9:07pm

hmm

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.domain.de
RewriteRule (.*)$ http://www.domain.de/de [R=301,L]

domain.de => redirect to DE main page GOOD
www.domain.de => redirect to PL main page BAD

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dalesaurus

Community Member, 283 Posts

6 November 2009 at 5:03am

Sorry I was posting last night when I should have been sleeping, what I wrote wasn't useful at all.

So to do the optional www, I don't think using ! (nots) for negative matching is the best approach. Maybe something like this

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^.*domain\.de$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.domain.de/de/$1 [R=301,L]

I didn't test that, so let me know if it works.

The ?url=/de part is something I've run into quite often with SS. The short answer is append a / to the end and it will go away, like http://www.site.com/de/

It has to do with some wonky matching and necessary voodoo in the HTTPResponse. Well that is my opinion as I understand the code that is.

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snaip

Community Member, 180 Posts

6 November 2009 at 8:13am

thanks for helping but still nothing
now both of domains get 301 ERROR

hmm
is it possible to redirect www.domain.de to domain.de and than to http://www.domin.de/de ? maybe it is stupid way but i dont have any idea :(

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dalesaurus

Community Member, 283 Posts

6 November 2009 at 8:32am

That would be the R=301 at work, remove it so that it is just [L] if it is the last rule. You might have to get comfy with other tutorials and man pages for mod_rewrite: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/misc/rewriteguide.html

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snaip

Community Member, 180 Posts

6 November 2009 at 9:37pm

i tried to do the same by PHP

   function redirect() {
      $adress = 'http://'. $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'];

      if($adress == 'http://www.domain.de') {
         ob_start();
         header('Location: http://www.domain.de/de');
         ob_end_flush();
      }
   }

but i get error 301 too !!

i do not understad what the **** is going on :/

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dalesaurus

Community Member, 283 Posts

7 November 2009 at 6:59am

Sorry but this is beyond my RewriteEngine On skills. You might try on IRC or in another apache forum where there are experts better suited to help you out.

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