[svlug] gotten myself in trouble with permalinks,

Tin Le tin at le.org
Sun Mar 26 11:54:56 PST 2006

>> If you are running your own Apache server and can make changes to
>> httpd.conf, mod_rewrite is your friend.
>> Turn it on.
> Or, he could fix his underlying WordPress / Apache httpd configuration
> problem to make the URLs be the way he wants them in the first place.

Sometime that is possible, sometime it isn't.  If he does not have control
over httpd.conf, he's not going to be able to do much.

There is also time when one is moving from an old config that has existed
for years and has a history, e.g. people bookmarked it and now fixing the
site does not fix people's bookmarks.

I have sites that are over 10 years old and people are still somehow 
finding their way to it.  Mod_rewrite helps.

Other time, people make typo, mod_rewrite to the rescue.

> On the other hand, experimenting with regular expressions and mod_write
> can be fun, and you'll probably eventually fix all the breakage you
> introduce while debugging the syntax.  And the Friedl book is cool.

But of course, powerful tool can cause powerful damage if used incorrectly 

Tin Le
Tin Le - tin at le.org
Firewall and Security Consulting

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