g1smd - 7:53 am on May 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
No problem. Most people initially misunderstand the difference between an external redirect and an internal rewrite. So, all the RegEx examples were very useful, just use them with RewriteRule instead of RedirectMatch.
Additionally, when used in .htaccess RewriteRule cannot see the leading slash of the requested URL. The path is also localised to the current directory.