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(OP)
Does anyone have any sample code on how to set up IIS to handle a friendly PURL? Also, a suggestion for hosts that support this would be great as well.

The original thread was: thread333-1701555: PURL

Thanks.

Swi

RE: PURL

Quote:

how to set up IIS to handle a friendly PURL?

You can't.

If the URL(s) do not exist on the server IIS WILL respond with a 404 status code then you can use my "smart 404" http://www.highrankings.com/forum/index.php/topic/...

Chris.

Indifference will be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?
Time flies like an arrow, however, fruit flies like a banana.
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RE: PURL

(OP)
Ok, so IIS will provide a 404. The link provided looks like it is just replacing one URL with another.

So the easiest way would be to:

1. Trap the 404
2. Parse the friendly part of the URL
3. Redirect to an ASP file that does a database lookup on the PURL part of the URL and build the personalized web page

Ex. - test.com/swiler

Will return a 404 as page does not exist
Break of swiler
Redirect to asp page passing swiler as a querystring

Swi

RE: PURL

Quote:

The link provided looks like it is just replacing one URL with another.

Yes, it works just as an alias does in Apache URL rewriting (mod_alias rather than mod_rewrite)

Chris.

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