Rerouting based on content-type of request

sudharshanr nginx-forum at
Thu Aug 6 19:04:59 UTC 2015

I'm having a reverse-proxied Nginx server. I wanted to know if it is
possible to redirect the request in Nginx based on the content-type of the

Right now, I'm checking the URL for a keyword, and based on that, I redirect
the request. So it is something like this:

location ~*/(keyword){

But now I have another URL having the same keyword. However, the
content-type of the request will be 'application/json', and I need to
forward that request to port 8080. Is it possible to differentiate between
these two urls? I'm using Nginx 1.6.2.


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