FrontPage doesn’t like RewriteRuleI noticed something strange in my apache error logs today:
Options FollowSymLinks or SymLinksIfOwnerMatch is off which implies that RewriteRule directive is forbidden: /usr/local/frontpage/version4.0/apache-fp/_vti_bin/fpexe
After a bit of searching, I found the problem and how to fix it
References on the netI started searching the net for this error. The closest references I could find were:
But no where did I find a solution.
A solution/work-aroundMy solution was to use Redirect instead of RewriteRule. In my case, I was doing rules such as this:
RewriteRule ^rewrite\.htm$ rewrite.html [R=permanent]
This can be just as easily written as:
Redirect permanent rewrite.htm http://www.yourwebsite.org/rewrite.html
This solution is appropriate. The clients sees the same result in both cases. It’s all pretty much the same as far as I can see from the server logs. They both result in a 301 result (i.e. the request file is returned to the client along with a notice that the URL has permanently moved).
However, this may not be appropriate in all cases. If your RewriteRule is quite complex, then this is not a solution for you, and I’m sorry but I don’t know how to you help you.
If you know more, please add your comments.
I have a solution that worked for me. Without this solution I could not even enter my FrontPage web anymore. FrontPage kept saying: "there is no web defined blabla, should I create a web blabla"
In the root folder of your frontpage web you will find the folders named
in each .htaccess file you find in these folders add the following line:
That solved my problem