Hello, A client has his various contractors (including myself) edit pages using Macromedia's Contribute, primarily for version control. Contribute won't work with the following code rewriting site.com/index.html to site.com/ - apparently it can't discern that the homepage is index.html. It hangs and is not able to load index.html for editing. Any suggestions on a way around this? Programatically or operationally?
You could add a RewriteCond to disable that RewriteRule based on the requesting User-agent string and/or the requesting remote address. Since I don't know your IP address range(s) or Contribute's User-agent string (or even if it provides one), that's all I can offer at the moment.