Kaboom Kaboom - 10 months ago 57
Apache Configuration Question

.htaccess remove extension but allow 404 if not existing

I have removed file extensions on .php for my webserver. I just wanted to make it look nicer. This works excellent.

I have the following pages:

The htaccess has rules so that when they visit the second link its just converting it to portfolio.php?resume&file=$1. That works awesome.

Okay heres the issue. Because i remove the extensions, if a user were to typ the domain as sitename.com/ portfolio/ with a traing slash, they will get an internal server error. Likewise, if they just type sitename.com/portfolio/r they also get an error since it doesnt exist. I know one way around this is to add an option in htacess for every page but that seems like a bad way of doing it.

Anyways here the current htacess file I am using:

Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^portfolio/resumes/([^/]+).html$ /portfolio.php?resume&file=$1 [L,QSA]
RewriteRule ^portfolio/resumes$ /portfolio.php?resumes [L,QSA]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME}.php -f
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /$1.php [L]
ErrorDocument 404 /404.php

If i visit the site on a page that doesnt exist like sitename.com/1 or sitename.com/1.php then I get my 404 page, but if 1.php DID exist then i would see it and IF it did exist, and I typed sitename.com/1/ or sitename.com/1/somethingelse then instead of a 404 (which I expect) then it gives me an internal server error. Is there any way around this? an error in my syntax? Thanks

Answer Source

This is because when you request an uri with a trailing slash eg : /uri/ , your rule rewrites it to /uri/.php instead of /uri.phpwhich is an unknown/unsupported destination. You need to accept the trailing slash as an optional char. Change your rule to :

RewriteRule ^(.*?)/?$ /$1.php [L]