Aaron Maupin wrote:
I'm trying to make pretty URLs for a game site I'm developing, and due to the hosting environment I'm somewhat limited in my Apache URL rewrites. (I've tried the normal mod_proxy / mod_rewrite rules and they haven't worked in this environment.)


I'd like the visitors to see

    http://games.mydomain.com/game-title

Whereas what's really being accessed is

    http://www.mydomain.com/display_game?title=game-title

or any solution that allows me to query a relational database for a game title so I don't have to create hundreds of objects in Zope.

The only idea I have now is to use a Virtual Host Monster mapping to send visitors using the games.mydomain.com to a folder that contains a custom standard_error_message that reads the request object, figures out the game title, and queries the database.... but that's really inelegant.

Is there a way to inspect the request before Zope starts traversing objects?

Or any other ideas on how to accomplish what I want? I'm not new to Zope, but I basically use it as a container for Python scripts and haven't delved too deeply into it otherwise... so I may be missing something obvious.

Why not just make the display_game method get its value from the path? That will simplify your task greatly. Here, 'traverse_subpath' is your friend.

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