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jack hamilton
jack hamilton
5,609 Points

Get Variables and Rewrite Rules

Much like this question


I can not get /shirts/108 to work

I've managed to get /shirts working by removing the / at the start like so

RewriteRule ^shirts/$ shirts/shirts.php

But that second one doesn't seem to work.

RewriteRule ^shirts/([0-9]+)/$ shirts/shirt.php?id=$1

I'm on windows 7 / Chrome/ Sublime / Xampp

2 Answers

Take a really good look at this line

RewriteRule ^shirts/([0-9]+)/$ shirts/shirt.php?id=$1

See the trailing slash? You're checking for this pattern:

shirts / ([0-9]+) /

so try adding a slash at the end of your url.


jack hamilton
jack hamilton
5,609 Points

Huh I kind of assumed it would have accepted it without the trailing / Thanks! Is there a way of doing either with or without that trailing /?

I believe you're going to cover that in a few videos time :)

can you explain why the beginning slash doesn't work for me? I still have my files in a subfolder localhost/shirts4mike2/shirts/

RewriteRule ^shirts/$ shirts/shirts.php
RewriteRule ^shirts/([0-9]+)/$ shirts/shirt.php?id=$1

is what i could get working, but that might be a problem since its relative?

At this point, have you started on creating root relative constants?

Sorry - I did not see the notification, and started a thread!

https://teamtreehouse.com/forum/redirects-not-functioning-with-subfolder has all of my details, thanks!