Think you are missing some words there.
So I need a Last Flag?
How should that be written?
And since I don't have one, what are the ramifications?
- Because your redirection was not "absolute," it was not redirected to www.MySite.com/yadda-yadda, merely an internal redirection to the RELATIVE link (article.php in the same directory as the .htaccess file). This is a minor point ... unless you have an atypical setup.
Again, you are dropping words, so I don't understand...
Yes, I used a relative reference. (I thought that was better?!) What are you saying I should or should not do?
- As for your final point, without an external absolute redirection or a 301 redirection, you are correct that the original request will continue to be displayed. If you change directory levels with your redirection, though, this will be problematic as the browsers will believe they're in the original directory (i.e., wrong depth so relative links will be offset). Because you're using articles as a pseudo directory, this has likely been the cause of missing support files (unless you use absolute links or the HTML <base> tag). This is discussed in more detail in my signature's tutorial.
Not sure if I follow you.
I have a "Config" file which defines my DOCUMENT_ROOT and BASE_URL, so that should take care of any confusions as t where things point/exist. I also usually try and use absolute references in HTML so that links/pictures/etc don't get messed up.
If I follow you, then I should be okay there.