Bug 53462

Summary: mod_rewrite does not remove trailing slash when asked, says "IGNORING REWRITE"
Product: Apache httpd-2 Reporter: godmar <godmar>
Component: mod_rewriteAssignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List <bugs>
Severity: normal CC: godmar
Priority: P2 Keywords: MassUpdate
Version: 2.2.14   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   

Description godmar 2012-06-25 04:26:51 UTC
I would like to use mod_rewrite to remove trailing slashes for certain locations.  For instance if a user accesses /me@vt.edu/test/ then I would like to serve the content of file /me@vt.edu/test (if it exists).

Legimitate request?

I'm using this rule:

RewriteRule ^(.*@.*/.+)/$ $1

in an attempt to strip the trailing slash.

mod_rewrite says in its log:

applying pattern '^(.*@.*/.+)/$' to uri 'me@vt.edu/test/'
rewrite 'me@vt.edu/test/' -> 'me@vt.edu/test'
initial URL equal rewritten URL: /myserverpath/me@vt.edu/test [IGNORING REWRITE]

No! The initial URL was me@vt.edu/test/ and it's NOT equal to the rewritten URL.

Interestingly, if I use a redirect, as in

RewriteRule ^(.*@.*/.+)/$ $1 [R]

it works, but of course is very inefficient (and does not work with clients that don't automatically follow redirects!)

I think this should work, hence file this as a bug.  Thanks.
Comment 1 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:08:15 UTC
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