possibility to get 'original' URL as shown in address bar?

Jun 9, 2009 at 10:50 AM

Hi, first of all thumbs up once again on your effort and great project,


I have another the following question


In the address bar I enter a URL which is rewritten to some other value by the URL rewriter (which is its purpose ofcourse :). Is there a possiblity to access the "original" Absolute URI in the code somehow? 

For example:

Address in browser ="http://localhost:36000/foo/bar/5/nice.aspx", is rewritten to "http://localhost:36000/somepage.aspx?a=foo&b=bar&value=5"

The rewritten URI ("http://localhost:36000/somepage.aspx?a=foo&b=bar&value=5") is accessible through the Request.Url.AbsoluteUri property.

Is there a way to access the value of the "original" URI "http://localhost:36000/foo/bar/5/nice.aspx" through a variable somehow?




Jun 9, 2009 at 1:49 PM

Hi Gert-Jan,

I use the standard header called.


you can either access this through




If you are using GoDaddy as your host or any other medium trust environment, you must use the second method.

Hope this helps,


Jun 9, 2009 at 4:31 PM

Hey Nick,

Thanks very much for the quick response, your solution works like a charm for GET requests.

Do you think it makes sense it doesn't work for POST requests? (if it would be possible to retrieve the "original" non-rewritten URL for POST requests I would still like to know, but for now my problem is solved as I can amend some of my code :)).



Jun 9, 2009 at 6:44 PM

Should work the same for POST requests, if the POST is actually going through the rewriter.  If the post doesn't go through the rewriter, it won't be there.