I have multiple .htaccess files throughout my site. As I was trying to put hotlink protection code in the root directory file I discovered it didn't trickle down to all other directories like I expected. I had to place the code in my other .htaccess files as well.
In which ways should the code be different in subdirectory .htaccess files? Does "RewriteEngine on" need to be in each file or only the top file? Anything else I may be missing?