Msg#: 4391784 posted 11:32 pm on Nov 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
No. In mod_rewrite unlike mod_alias you leave off the leading slash from the pattern but include it in the target. And-- this part is the same for both mods-- include the full protocol and domain name unless you're on a hosting plan that has already regularized the whole thing before it ever gets to your htaccess. (If so, it won't do any harm but isn't as essential.)
But your original Redirect version still should not have reappended the filename. mod_alias is only supposed to reappend the rest of the path, if any.