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rewrite rule on apache2 .htaccess file

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I have problems making successfully a rewrite rule for my Webapplication (CodeIgniter) with mod_rewrite.

In my ".htaccess" file, I have the following rewrite rules:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^[css|js|fonts](/.*)?$ /static$1 [L]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php/$1 [L]

But the 1st rule doesn't work, neither I know if the rule was correct.

I want first:

/css/* -> /static/css/*
,/js/* -> /static/css/*
/fonts/* -> /static/fonts/*

and anything else


The second rule seems to work. But the 1st rule makes me headache.

posted Jul 21, 2013 by anonymous

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1 Answer

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First rewrite doesn't match because regex is wrong. The URL your rewrite should match is something like this:


so your regex should first match the first / character. Then, don;t confuse alternation with a character class. If you want express an alternation you need a group, it means rounded brackets instead of square brackets.

Last but not least, the second rewrite doesn't match the first / too, I suppose it worked because even if the slash is doubled the PHP code, in some way, will handle it. Honestly, after all I had no time to test my suggestion, but please try with this:

RewriteRule ^/(css|js|fonts)(/.*)?$ /static$2 [L]
RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ /index.php/$1 [L]
answer Jul 21, 2013 by anonymous
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