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Using ForceType For Nicer Page URLs


Apache has features that allow us to setup easy to remember URL's for our web site's pages. In this article Joe shows us how easy it is to do with Apache and a little PHP.

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By: Joe O'Donnell
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June 05, 2002
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · Using ForceType For Nicer Page URLs
  2. · Apache's ForceType directive
  3. · Implementing ForceType sensibly
  4. · The PHP script
  5. · Conclusion

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Using ForceType For Nicer Page URLs - Conclusion
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In this article we've learnt about Apache's ForceType directive and also seen how to implement it through a .htaccess file and some PHP. As I'm sure you're aware, we use this technique on devArticles.com to create easy to read page links and also to help the search engines.

It's quite easy to take the technique shown in this article and customise it for the needs of your web site. Remember, if you have any trouble, feel free to post in our forum!
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