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Horst Azeglio

Virtual directories

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Is it possible in PHP to create "virtual directories" (like in wikipedia)?
for instance http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Gretzky
There's no Wayne_Gretsky directory

another good example of what I'm looking for is this forum itself!
each topic is a "virtual" html file. How do you do that?

Thank you

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Well the most common thing to do is to use apache mod_rewrite and a set of rewriting rules to rewrite the URL to a backend page.

However, if you want the simple way you can do this trick:
URL in browser is: [b]www.site.com/index.php/Directory/NoExist[/b]
Now, index.php will run fine and $_SERVER['PATH_INFO'] will be something like this:
[b]/Directory/NoExist[/b]
By parsing this you can easily to a pseudo -rewrite without extra modules.

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