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  • Hey 🙂

    I am trying to redirect IE 6 users to a static page (namely upgrade.php in my site root), i have added the following code to my .htaccess file :

    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} "MSIE 6"
    RewriteRule (.*) /upgrade.php [L,R=301]

    the above code works and will forward visitors using IE 6 to the page, however i get an error “Too many redirects”.

    Any ideas?



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  • Where did you add the code? Is it at the top of your .htaccess file or at the bottom?

    Also put in the FULL path

    Hey, thanks for your replies 🙂

    @curtiss : it is near the top, just after the code below :

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]

    could this be overriding the original redirect to upgrade.php? giving me an infinite loop?

    @ipstenu good point, I will add this tomorrow when i return to work.

    In the mean time i have been googling the problem and found this.

    I noted on the last line, {the rewrite rule} the author took out the (.*) and replaced it with just a . {period} as below :

    RewriteRule . upgrade.html [L]

    so tomorrow i will try the code below and report my findings

    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} "MSIE 6"
    RewriteRule . [L,R=301]


    Put it at the ABSOLUTE top. Above the WordPress stuff.

    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} "MSIE 6"
    RewriteRule (.*)
    # Begin WordPress
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]

    ETA: I wouldn’t put the 301 stuff in there, since you don’t really need that except for Google, and Google don’t use IE 6 😉

    Thanks once again 🙂

    I will try this out tomorrow morning.

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