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Modification to the suggested `.htaccess` rules

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26 Jun, 2015 11:21 PM

After struggling with this for a day now, I got some help from someone on SO that I think would be useful to other Slim users.

The problem is that with the current suggested rewrite rules, /index.php/* URLs are not automatically redirected to the canonical, pretty URLs. So for example, these URLs:

Are both valid and both take you to the same route, but are displayed as different URLs in the browser. This can cause problems with search engines in determining which is the canonical URL. By adding these lines to .htaccess:

# Dynamically rewrite base directory (see
RewriteCond $0#%{REQUEST_URI} ^([^#]*)#(.*)\1$
RewriteRule ^.*$ - [E=BASE:%2]

# Forward any requested URLs that specifically contain index.php
RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} /index\.php [NC]
RewriteRule ^index\.php(?:/(.*))?$ %{ENV:BASE}$1 [L,R=301,NC,NE]

This will allow you to 301 redirect your URLs that contain index.php to your canonical, pretty URLs.

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