g1smd - 11:34 pm on May 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
you can rewrite to URLs containing a query_string
It is impossible to rewrite to a URL.
A rewrite targets an internal filepath inside the server, not a URL. The server's file system has no concept of "URLs". It works only with filepaths.
URLs and filepaths are not at all the same thing. They are merely associated by the actions of a server.
The target of a redirect is a URL. It causes the browser to start a new HTTP transaction requesting a different URL.