A client was approached the other day with an offer that sounds too good to be true. Well guess what, it is!
For more information, Webphoria (a UK web development company) has the story of the AdWords scam, and James from Online Media Direct checked it out the story with Google.
If you are approached with such an offer, make sure you check out the facts. We’ll be quite happy to do so for you if you wish.
And the muppet is… http://www.polepositionmedia.co.uk/ just in case you were curious!
There are lots of examples and tutorials covering Apache and mod_rewrite, but generally they address the problem where you want to map a ‘nice’ url to your script. For example:
is easily achieved with the following .htaccess rules:
RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9\-]+)/([A-Za-z0-9\-]+)/([A-Za-z0-9\-]+)/? /one.php?action=$1&category=$2&subcategory=$3 [L]
However if you want to rewrite in the other direction it might not be immediately obvious that you cannot use rewrite rules with your GET URL variables. So if you want to go from
you need to sniff the query variables as well as the script name.
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