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uppercase to lowercase url's

 
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Hi all,

newbie question here...

Is there a simple solution to rewrite my urls with capital letters to all lowercase?

i.e.

www.url.com/Test.html

to

www.url.com/test.html

I'm building a directory and the url's are rewritten but keep the uppercase letters right now. I would like to change that to all lowercase.

can this be done with a mod rewrite rule? what should I add to my .htaccess file to make it work?

Thanks
DD

 
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RewriteEngine on 
RewriteMap upper2lower int:tolower 
RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ /${upper2lower:$1}

Amnot sure if it will work or not. You can read the full post here...
http://balajin.net/blog/archives/2005/10/07/using_mod_rewrite_to_convert_u.html

I am getting a 500 error when I add this to my .htaccess file

# Protect files
<Files ~ "^(.*)\.(inc|inc\.php|tpl|sql)$">
  Order deny,allow
  Deny from all
</Files>

# Protect directories
<Files ~ "^(backup|files|images|include|lang|libs(/.+)?|temp(/.+)?|templates(/.+)?|javascripts(/.+)?)$">
  Order deny,allow
  Deny from all
</Files>

# Disable directory browsing
Options -Indexes

# Follow symbolic links in this directory
Options +FollowSymLinks

# Override PHP settings that cannot be changed at runtime
# (If your server supports PHP settings via htaccess you can comment following two lines off)
# php_value register_globals   0
# php_value session.auto_start 0

# Customized error messages
# ( If you are running in a subfolder please add it, example: "directory/index.php?httpstatus=404" )
ErrorDocument 404 index.php?httpstatus=404

# Set the default handler
DirectoryIndex index.php

# URL rewrite rules
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
   
   RewriteEngine On
   
   ## Details Link Page Rewrite##
   RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
   RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
   RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-l
   RewriteRule (.*)fishing/link-(.*).html$ detail.php [QSA,NC]

   ## Pagination Rewrite
   RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
   RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
   RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-l
   RewriteRule (.*)page-(\d+)\.html$  $1/?p=$2 [PT,NC]

   ## Category redirect
   RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
   RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
   RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-l
   RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php [QSA,L]

</IfModule>

any idea where and how I should add this?

 
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case is not a factor considered by search engines in rating websites. Its more of a site usibility issue than a SEO one.

 
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Hi all,

newbie question here...

Is there a simple solution to rewrite my urls with capital letters to all lowercase?

i.e.

www.url.com/Test.html

to

www.url.com/test.html

I'm building a directory and the url's are rewritten but keep the uppercase letters right now. I would like to change that to all lowercase.

can this be done with a mod rewrite rule? what should I add to my .htaccess file to make it work?

Thanks
DD

Hi,

Why you want this to be done? For SEs? :!:

 
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Aside from the SEs, my guess would be to accomidate for typos. Or ... because he used to use capital letters and now he wants to use all lowercase because it's easier to type in and such, and he doesn't want the old URLs to be broken.

 
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Aside from the SEs, my guess would be to accomidate for typos. Or ... because he used to use capital letters and now he wants to use all lowercase because it's easier to type in and such, and he doesn't want the old URLs to be broken.

Hi,

Both http://www.asdf.com/ASD.php and http://www.asdf.com/asd.php is equal :) So no borken URLs :mrgreen:

 
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RewriteEngine on 
RewriteMap upper2lower int:tolower 
RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ /${upper2lower:$1}

Amnot sure if it will work or not. You can read the full post here...
http://balajin.net/blog/archives/2005/10/07/using_mod_rewrite_to_convert_u.html

You are almost correct, but you have to place the code in httpd.conf and not in the .htaccess (Internal server error will occure)

You can place the code as follows in httpd.conf

<virtualhost.....
<bunch of host stuff>

RewriteEngine on
RewriteMap lowercase int:tolower
RewriteCond $1 [A-Z]
RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ /${lowercase:$1} [R=301,L]

</VirtualHost>

Please check
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/mod/mod_rewrite.html#InternalAPI

 
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You are almost correct, but you have to place the code in httpd.conf and not in the .htaccess (Internal server error will occure)

You can place the code as follows in httpd.conf

<virtualhost.....
<bunch of host stuff>

RewriteEngine on
RewriteMap lowercase int:tolower
RewriteCond $1 [A-Z]
RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ /${lowercase:$1} [R=301,L]

</VirtualHost>

Please check
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/mod/mod_rewrite.html#InternalAPI

Thanks, this helped greatly where mod_speling would not.

 
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I think it's not effective to site

 
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Just a stupid infact a simple question here.

why do you exactly want to change your letters from upper case to lower case ? is there any SEO benefit or what ?

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