kdn

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Hi all,

wondering if any experts out there can help me, this is what I want to achieve:

when someone goes to this page: example.com/help.php?page=help%20topic%20one (yes the real page name has spaces!!)
they get rewritten to a friendly URL: example.com/help/help-topic-one

I have got the easy bit done like so:
RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} \s/help\.php\?page=(.*)\s [NC]
RewriteRule ^ /help/%1? [R=302,L]
RewriteRule ^help/(.*)$ /help.php?&page=$1 [L]

that redirects the page successfully, but the get string still contains the %20's, anyone know what I can add to my rule to rewrite them to dashes aswell?





thanks in advance!
 

24x7server

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Try the following rule in your ".htaccess" file, it will replace all space characters (\s or %20) to hyphen -

Code:
Options +FollowSymlinks -MultiViews
RewriteEngine on
RewriteBase /

# keep replacing space to hyphen until there is no space use internal rewrite
RewriteRule ^([^\s%20]*)[\s%20]+(.*)$ $1-$2 [E=NOSPACE:1]

# when there is no space make an external redirection
RewriteCond %{ENV:NOSPACE} =1
RewriteRule ^([^\s%20]+)$ $1 [R=301,L]