Never having quite gotten the hang of .htaccess redirect requests, I’m hoping someone out there might be able to give me a hand with this.

I would like this…

http://michaelhans.com/eclecticism/tags/pickatag

…to map to this (though not wrapped onto multiple lines, obviously)…

http://www.michaelhanscom.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-tags.cgi?
blog_id=1&tags=pickatag

Similarly, for multiple tags, this…

http://michaelhans.com/eclecticism/tags/pickatag+anytag

…should map to this (and so on, as more tags are added)…

http://www.michaelhanscom.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-tags.cgi?
blog_id=1&tags=pickatag+anytag

Any ideas? Thanks much in advance!

iTunesMexican Women” by Throwing Muses from the album Just Say Yo (1988, 2:49).

7 thoughts on “Help: .htaccess redirects

  1. Ugh… I hate redirect rules… such a pain! I think this should do it:

    RewriteBase /
    
    RewriteRule ^eclecticism/tags/(.*)$ /cgi-bin/mt/mt-tags.cig?blog_id=1&tags=$1
    

  2. Not yet, nope. I’ve tried putting those lines in the existing .htaccess at the root of my webspace, and in a new .htaccess under /eclecticism/, but still just get 404s when I try to go to /eclecticism/tags/anything. I’ll keep poking at it…

  3. I would try doing a redirect rather than a rewrite to see exactly what it’s trying to rewrite to. ie:

    RewriteRule ^eclecticism/tags/(.*)$ /cgi-bin/mt/mt-tags.cig?blog_id=1&tags=$1 [R,L]

    Good luck. I’ll break out the ‘mad rewrite-fu’ (as the kids call it these days) if you need—I’ve just eyeballed the rule and it looks ok but haven’t tested it.

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