I'm trying to use an URL rewrite on an IIS 8.0 to rewrite existing URL's on a developer machine. The reason for this is that I don't want to change existing (old) code.
What I'm trying to achieve is to change the following code in the response stream:
<a href="http://www.foo.com/path/page.asp?a=1">Foo Page</a>
<a href="http://www.foo.localhost/path/page.asp?a=1">Foo Page</a>
But when I'm trying, I end up with:
<a href="foo.localhost">Foo Page</a>
And as you all know, this is not a very satisfying result.
So - how do I do this rewrite proper to achieve what I'm trying to do?
I know there are better ways of doing this, using application variables etc., but it's an old solution and I don't want to mess too much with the application itself. I want to keep the changes to a minimum. At least to begin with.
The rules I tried look like this:
<system.webServer> <rewrite> <outboundRules> <rule name="foo.com" enabled="true"> <match filterByTags="A, Area, Base, Form, Frame, Head, IFrame, Img, Input, Link, Script" pattern="foo.com" /> <action type="Rewrite" value="foo.localhost" /> </rule> </outboundRules> </rewrite> </system.webServer>
Would regex be the preferable solution to this problem?