[Techtalk] apache URL "look back"

Kai MacTane kmactane at GothPunk.com
Wed Jun 18 11:24:53 EST 2003

At 6/17/03 08:55 PM , Emma Jane Hogbin wrote:

>I'm having a problem getting the URL look back working on one server. If I
>try this installation:
>         http://megatron.utm.utoronto.ca/~cell/cell.php/class/28
>(and yes the URL is right -- if you remove /class/28 you'll see the "base"
>it doesn't work, but this one:
>         http://lang.utoronto.ca/dev/cell.php/class/28
>is fine.

Couple of thoughts:

1) Could your cell.php be having trouble parsing the ~ in the request
    URI string?
2) Could you post the code of the cell.php?
3) When I try "View source" on either cell.php page, it freezes my
    browser (Mozilla 1.2.1 on Win98). Very strange.

>Is there something I need to do to the Apache server to get the look back
>feature to work?

Check out:

I think it's probably just a matter of getting your processURI() function 
(or its logical equivalent, regardless of name) to handle things correctly. 
You'll probably need some special logic to handle cases with tildes.

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