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I have an .htaccess rewrite rule like this:

RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^search/(.*)$ search.php?q=$1

What this does is, if someone visits http://example.com/search/test the URI that is really processed is http://www.example.com/search.php?q=test.

Now, if I try to pass an extra random GET parameter to my rewritten URL, the parameter is ignored. So if I try to do visit here:

http://www.example.com/search/whatever?extra=true

The parameter extra is ignored. It doesn't seem to get passed at all.

Can this problem be fixed? If so, how?

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You are looking for the Query String Append flag - e.g.

RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^search/(.*)$ search.php?q=$1 [QSA]

See the mod_rewrite documentation for a full description of RewriteRule flags.

  • Ah nice! I knew there was something like that. I'm a .htaccess noob. – Jake Wilson Dec 9 '11 at 22:09
  • Is there a way to add QSA to all rules – hakkikonu Sep 23 '14 at 7:57
  • Hi @danlefree Know it's an old question, but using Wamp, when i do this, all my stylesheets, scripts etc lose reference. how can I solve that? – DannyG Nov 4 '15 at 16:43

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