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NeoSmart Technologies ¶
10 years ago
The *only* way to make Request_URI work as a 100% Apache-Compliant server variable on IIS/Windows is to use an Isapi Filter - as documented at http://neosmart.net/blog/archives/291 . The various steps mentioned below *completely* fail when a rewrite engine is employed, since IIS will *never* return a non-existent path (i.e. the actual pretty-URI used) via its server variables.
This also applies to accessing index.php via a folder.
For instance, calls made to /folder/ will appear as /folder/index.php and not /folder/.
The fix is to use the ISAPI filter provided at http://neosmart.net/blog/archives/291
You don't have to modify any of the actual scripts once this filter is in place - it automatically intercepts calls to REQUEST_URI and replaces them with the actual user-entered path.