JavaScript and Web Development

Detecting Query Strings with Tuckey and Tomcat

28 August 2013 - Quick Tip - James Brown - No Comments

Ever need to setup a Tuckey urlrewrite rule to detect if a query string exists?  You can use the below snippet to append the query string and issue a permanent redirect. Note the difference in the ‘operator’ property of the ‘condition’ tag.

    <rule enabled="true">
        <condition type="query-string" operator="equal"></condition>
        <from>^/find/$</from>
        <to type="permanent-redirect" last="true">/search/?%{query-string}</to>
    </rule>

    <rule enabled="true">
        <condition type="query-string" operator="notequal"></condition>
        <from>^/find/$</from>
        <to type="permanent-redirect" last="true">/search/</to>
    </rule>

 
After implementing this into your ruleset, the following:

/find/
becomes
/search/

and the following:

/find/?q=javascript&foo=bar
becomes
/search/?q=javascript&foo=bar

Have a better idea on how to implement this functionality? Let me know in the comments.

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