[pmwiki-users] Clean-ish URLs - how did I do it?

DaveG pmwiki at solidgone.com
Sat May 10 09:08:42 CDT 2008

Are you sure you picked the correct .htaccess file? Is there one at a 
higher level directory perhaps?

  ~ ~ Dave

Allister Jenks wrote:
> I recently switched hosts and migrated several PmWiki based sites in the 
> process.
> On one site, I had the URLs forming as 
> http://www.site.com/pmwiki.php/Group/Page
> Recently I inadvertently deleted my .htaccess file and everything 
> stopped working on this site.  I didn't realise what the problem was 
> until my hosting provider figured it out for me and put in a new 
> .htaccess file.
> So now my URLs are forming as http://www.site.com/Group/Page
> It looks very nice, but there are a few hard-coded URLs around the site 
> (in some of my own scripts) which still use the longer form I had 
> previously.
> I've visited the Clean URLs recipe to see what I need to do but none of 
> the examples reflect what I had and I just can't get my head around what 
> all those rewrite rules are actually doing.
> I would appreciate some help on this one.
> The current .htaccess file looks like this:
> # Use mod_rewrite to enable "Clean URLs" for a PmWiki installation.
> RewriteEngine On
> # Define the rewrite base.
> RewriteBase /
> # Send requests without parameters to pmwiki.php.
> RewriteRule ^$           pmwiki.php  [L]
> # Send requests for index.php to pmwiki.php.
> RewriteRule ^index\.php$ pmwiki.php  [L]
> # Send requests to pmwiki.php, appending the query string part.
> RewriteRule ^([A-Z0-9\xa0-\xff].*)$ pmwiki.php?n=$1  [QSA,L]
> I've looked at my backup that I used to move the site and it has a 
> .htaccess file but it is empty.  Is that what I need to make this 
> happen??  Seems odd to me.
> -- 
> Allister
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