[Nottingham] Apache / mod_rewrite / php and environment variables
david at familyaldred.org.uk
Sun Dec 17 17:25:02 GMT 2006
Setup: Locally, Apache 2.2.3 and PHP 5.1.6 on Kubuntu Edgy; same problem
applies on my webhost (I don't know exactly which versions of Apache and
Linux are in use there; they have PHP4).
I'm having a bit of trouble with using mod_rewrite to set environment
variables, then php to read them...
.htaccess in directory 'test' contains:
RewriteRule ^w/S=([^/]+)/(.*) w/$2 [env=STATUS:$1]
..which should take http://aldred.org/test/w/S=mysite/index.php and convert it
to http:/aldred.org/test/w/index.php, with the environment variable 'STATUS'
set to 'mysite'.
aldred.org/test/w/index.php just has:
echo "Hello, World.";
aldred.org is based on my webhost, and the result of
http://aldred.org/test/w/S=mysite/index.php is 'Hello World', followed by a
listing of a lot of stuff - but no variable called 'STATUS'. Using a locally
hosted version, the precise output is different (of course), but still
It seems that mod_rewrite is doing its job in rewriting the URL, but PHP
either the environment variable isn't being set or PHP can't read it.
Where's it gone? Or am I missing something obvious (again!)?
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