I'm just learning .htaccess and I've been searching online for a solution to this. I've found a number of related things and now am more confused.
Here's the situation: my client wants to do the following:
1) Redirect all 404s to the root
2) Return code 404 rather than 200 or 301
3) The final URL that appears in the address bar should read example.com, not example.com/index.html
The site use HTML. The site has PHP added as the handler for HTML files.
Can someone help me make sense of this?