Monthly Archives: July 2008

Clean URLs – Basic mod_rewrite rules

I’ve been using Comb with a few more projects recently. The main point of Comb is to structure the code in such a way that the request handlers get accessed directly via Apache, as opposed to rewriting the entire URL, and making PHP dynamically include or instantiate a request handling class (i.e. Action, Command, etc).

For example, you might have a registration form that is accessed like this (pseudo-HTTP):

# display the registration page...
GET  /register.php
# registration form submits to...
POST /proc_register.php

I personally hate that naming convention because it reminds me of how I wrote code 5 years ago, and it’s just plain ugly.

Here’s a cleaner, friendlier approach that I’d rather use:
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