[Pmwiki-users] Fwd: Problem setting CleanURLs for personal Pmwiki

Leo slonik.az
Tue Dec 28 09:52:35 CST 2004

Please, forgive me my stupidity but when I saw the string
the first element of which is "/url" I mentally substiututed it with
"http://host.domain". Believe me, I am not the only one who would
happily substitute  "/url/path" with "http://blya.blya"  :-)
Yesterday, I left a note on the CleanURLs wiki-page where I simply
provided two examples: one for a global space pmwiki, another for a
personal pmwiki.
These examples leave little room for confusion and blend well with a
"cookbook" concept. But today they are gone, victims of the last


On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 08:32:41 -0700, Patrick R. Michaud
<pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 26, 2004 at 06:54:40PM -0500, slonik AZ wrote:
> > Patrick,
> > your email was very helpful. Unfortunately, the new version of
> > Cookbook/CleanUrls as it written is not quite correct. At least for
> > Apache2 server it is not a good idea to put full URLs (complete with
> > "http://" string) in a rewrite rule, for Apache2 sends ithe whole
> > rewritten URL back to the browser as an external redirection, and,
> > thus, with all "/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?...." appearing again in a
> > web-browser's  address bar. If I am not mistaken, the entire purpose
> > of CleanURLs was to hide "pmwiki.php?" in the address bar.
> Ummm, the new version doesn't say to put a full URL (complete with
> "http://" string) in the rewrite rules -- at least, I wasn't intending
> to imply that the "http://" was required.  I just wanted to make sure
> the end user knows they have to put a url there and not a filesystem
> path (a common mistake).
> Anyway, I updated the page again -- see if it makes it clearer.
> Pm

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