I am pulling my hair out...well...what I have left up there somewhere trying to figure out why Apache is behaving as it is and would appreciate any insight from anyone on this problem. I have been at it for several hours and for the life of me can't figure this out.
I have a bunch of text files in my public directory. These text files end in the extension .txt All well and good. These files get spit out as web pages by some PHP scripts that I have.
Okay that's the background.
Now when I enter a URL like <some domain>/home for example Apache pulls up the <some domain>/home.txt file. If I enter <some domain>/about-me it pulls up the <some domain>/about-me.txt file and displays the plain text contents on the screen.
I have no .htaccess file (I renamed it while trying to create some mod_rewrite rules that led me to realize this was happening).
This is a test server so none of the usual cautions apply here as to what I am doing.
Why does Apache insist on adding an extension to my URL's?
I think it has something to do with a default mime but I can't seem to find anything on this yet and would appreciate some input.
How to I tell Apache not to assume anything and only pull up what is explicitly indicated in the URL and nothing else?