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allow access to folders in spite of mod_rewrite

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I'm currently using mod_rewrite to rewrite URLs with server variables.

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  1.     RewriteEngine on
  3.         RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9-_]+)$ /layout4/$1/ [R]
  4.             RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9-_]+)/?$ index.php?dir=&page=$1
  5.         RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9-_/]+)/([A-Za-z0-9-_]+)$ /layout4/$1/$2/ [R]
  6.             RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9-_/]+)/([A-Za-z0-9-_]+)/?$ index.php?dir=$1&page=$2
where $dir is the directory path and $page is the filename

What I'd like to do is somehow enable visitors to actually open a folder. ie. I have a folder http://localhost/layout4/discography, but when I type that in, mod_rewrite thinks that its a query of a sort and doesn't lead to the folder discography or rather, discography/index.php. What should I do? Or is the better way to simply not use index.php and redirect http://localhost/layout4/discography to something like http://localhost/layout4/discography/main.php?

Thanks y'all! :D
Jun 3 '07 #1
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The safest way to do this would be to create a script to show your user the directory.
That way discography/ would really be discography/index.php, but the user would not know the difference.
Jun 6 '07 #2

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