Just how can a customer identify if your server is applying mod_rewrite? Now we all know that some mod_rewrite rules are not so apparent. However, many are, for example "Search engine optimization Friendly Web addresses". What kinds of behavior doesn't seem possible unless of course a server is running mod_rewrite?
What kinds of behavior doesn't seem possible unless of course a server is running mod_rewrite?
The actual response is "none". Theoretically, any URL might be created by actual files or sites, such as the classical "Search engine optimization friendly" Web addresses.
There's only circumstantial evidence:
The very best indication will be able to think about happens when the whole site structure includes Web addresses without
.htm .php .htmlfile extensions:
to exclude the potential of that URL as being a directory, request
http://domain.com/slugs/house-warming-party/index.htm http://domain.com/slugs/house-warming-party/index.html http://domain.com/slugs/house-warming-party/index.php http://domain.com/slugs/house-warming-party/index.asp ... whatever other extensions there are .....
if individuals demands all fail, the cool thing is the website is using mod_rewrite. If however they succeed, as @Gumbo states, it may be the
MultiViewsoption fixing the request. In either case, this really is nowhere near safe!
Based on what your use situation is, you might attempt to subtract things in the Content management systems used on the website. Wordpress with mod_rewrite switched on can have another URL structure compared to it switched off. Exactly the same is true for many other CMSes. However, this is a very imperfect approach.
Using HTML assets with b .html codeOr.htm/.php ending would point slightly against using mod_rewrite, but you cant ever make sure.
Using the PATHINFO variable (also called poor man's mod_rewrite) would point somewhat strongly against using mod_rewrite:
mod_rewrite (like the majority of URL-spinning tools) should be a module transparent towards the outdoors world. I understand of no sure-fire method to identify it from outdoors, there may be none.