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hsriat
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Hi,

I have been trying to redirect request to any of the pages on an "under-construction" website to root.

e.g. redirect www.example.com/randomxyz to www.example.com

I wrote this code, but didn't seem to work. Any suggestions?
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  1. RedirectMatch ^([.]+)$ http://www.example.com
Sep 11 '09 #1
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Atli
5,058 Recognized Expert Expert
Hey.

I'm not all that used to using RedirectMatch, but that kind of looks like an indefinite loop to me.
It redirects everything to example.com, even example.com.

Try something like
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  1. RedirectMatch ^http://www.example.com.+$ http://www.example.com
P.S.
I've moved this over to the Apache forums.
Sep 11 '09 #2
hsriat
1,654 Recognized Expert Top Contributor
No success man... still the infinite loop.


Anyway... don't worry... I'm not implementing it now.

Thank you :)
Sep 15 '09 #3
Plater
7,872 Recognized Expert Expert
I think you may need the extra / in there at the end of the .com in the match side. Maybe that will help?
Also possible the http://-etc does not appear i nthe match behavior?
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  1. RedirectMatch ^http://www.example.com/.+$ http://www.example.com
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Anything good here?
http://www.webweaver.nu/html-tips/web-redirection.shtml
Sep 15 '09 #4

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