Css stylesheet after Rewrite Rule

Hi All,

I’ve created these rewrite rules for the first time in my life :


RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^([a-zA-Z_]+)$ index.php?page=$1 [L]
RewriteRule ^([a-zA-Z_]+)/([a-zA-Z_]+)$ index.php?page=$1&group=$2 [L]

the rules are working, the server is configured. BUT now, in the case the resulting url is www.somesite.com/home/artists (which is a result for : www.somesite.com/index.php?page=home&group=artists) the css stylesheet cannot be loaded because of the path :


<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/blueprint/div_styles.css" type="text/css">

What is the correct procedure in this case??? Do I need to give a complete path for the css file (i.e. http://www.somesite.com/css/blueprint/div_styles.css )?

Do you need something like


RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f

This will tell Apache to serve the file if there is one, rather than following through the re-write rules.

There are two possible solutions:

  1. Provide an absolute URI for the CSS file, either /css/blueprint/div_styles.css or [noparse]http://www.somesite.com/css/blueprint/div_styles.css[/noparse]

  2. Include <base href=“/” /> in the <head> of your HTML

Pick the one you like best (you don’t have to apply both).

What TimIgoe said may also be a good idea but not necessary in your case since the regular expressions do not look for a dot and will thus not match on actual file names (they might on existing directories though!).

Ah, yes, missed the missing / at the start too :slight_smile: