slade, Boule_de_poils, stapel, Try adding: Jim
Sorry for my complicity in posting member site URLs - I just focused on the RewriteRules, and ignored that issue! :o
Ah, you caught that hint about doubledotslashes, too... :)
Oops, sorry! My posted rewrites were intended to be used in your root directory. You will likely have to add a RewriteBase directive to get them to work. Or, just test them in your root directory, get them working, and then move them to your per-directory .htaccess and test again.
One thing that I forgot to mention that may keep mod-rewrite from working is if you are missing the +FollowSymLinks option in your .htaccess (or in the server httpd.conf above it).
Just before the "RewriteEngine on" directive in .htaccess