phranque - 9:56 am on Apr 20, 2013 (gmt 0)
Fortunately the redirect directive can be placed in htaccess files, so the OP is still good.
as far as BillyS is concerned, there's some joomla involved which means the .htaccess file necessarily contains mod_rewrite directives for the internal rewrite to the joomla script.
The use of RewriteRule to perform this task may be appropriate if there are other RewriteRule directives in the same scope. This is because, when there are Redirect and RewriteRule directives in the same scope, the RewriteRule directives will run first, regardless of the order of appearance in the configuration file.