wilderness - 12:17 am on Nov 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
IMO using deny from is an organizational nightmare. mode_rewrite is more compact and more readable.
And I feel mod_rewrite puts more of a resource strain on the server, especially if you use a lot of conditions that have to be read redundantly.
The diversity of preferences by webmasters combined with the diversity of htaccess is what continues to make this forum a thriving community.
"There's more than one way to skin a cat".