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I have a domain,

Here is my apache2 ReWrite rule:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^([^/.]+)/?$ index.php?uname=$1 [L]

When I go to, appears in the address bar of my browser.

I want to appear in the address bar! (my javascript needs to parse the GET arguments)

Is this possible?

Many thanks in advance,

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marked as duplicate by Jenny D, MadHatter, Michael Hampton Oct 2 '14 at 22:00

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Add a redirect to that RewriteRule. Change [L] to [R,L].

That'll start a redirect loop, though. You'll likely want to change it to not match index.php.

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Hey, many thanks for the response. Sorry about the late reply - I fell asleep! How would I change it to not match index.php? – Eamorr Sep 8 '11 at 8:22
Hey, when I changed it to [R,L] and go to, I get… in the address bar. It's as if it goes to the document root! – Eamorr Sep 8 '11 at 8:31
@Eamorr Hmm, relative path funkiness. Change your redirect to have the full URL;$1. – Shane Madden Sep 8 '11 at 14:32
It works! Thanks so much! You are my hero for the day! – Eamorr Sep 8 '11 at 14:36

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