[Gllug] Mixing mod_rewrite and mod_alias

Robert McKay robert at mckay.com
Mon Jul 15 08:40:38 UTC 2002

On Mon, 15 Jul 2002 tet at accucard.com wrote:

> Like the subject says, is it possible? I currently use mod_alias to
> remap certain URLs to an alternative DocumentRoot:

> 	Alias /marketing /new/document/root

> However, we now have a need to redirect URLs in that directory elsewhere,
> but only if the referrer is google (don't ask). So I've been trying to
> use mod_rewrite:

> 	RewriteEngine On
> 	RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} google.com
> 	RewriteRule /marketing/oldurl.html /marketing/newurl/

> However, what I'm getting is:
> 	(2) init rewrite engine with requested uri /marketing/oldurl.html
> 	(2) rewrite /marketing/oldurl.html -> /marketing/newurl/
> 	(2) local path result: /marketing/newurl/
> 	(2) prefixed with document_root to /old/document/root/marketing/newurl/
> 	(1) go-ahead with /old/document/root/marketing/splashpage_0009/ [OK]

You can specify the new base with the:

ReWriteBase /new/document/root

directive right before your ReWriteRule, that way when it gets re-written
the new document root base will be prepended and the resulting url will be
what you want ie:




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