Dideved - 1:36 am on May 10, 2013 (gmt 0)
> 99 times out of 100, you want
> RewriteRule ^([^.]+)\.html http://www.example.com/$1 [R=301,L]
> But let's not go there.
How classy of you to go there, then say "let's not go there." ;)
0 times out of 100, you want this. It's neither simpler, nor more efficient, nor will it correctly match all URLs.