On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 10:38 AM, Walker, David <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> > They can create .htaccess files, but don't always
> > have control of the main Apache httpd.conf or the
> > root directory.
> Just to be clear, I didn't mean just the root directory itself.  If
> .htacess lives within a sub-directory of the Apache root, then you _don't_
> need RewriteBase.
> RewriteBase is only necessary when you're in a virtual directory, which is
> physically located outside of Apache's DocumentRoot path.
> Correct me if I'm wrong.

You are correct!  If I omit the RewriteBase, it still works in this case.

Let's have some more of that sendmail koolaid and up the challenge.

How can I write an .htaccess that's path-independent if I like to exclude
certain files in that directory, such as index.html?  So far, I've been

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/services/tictoclookup/standalone/index.html

To avoid running my script for index.html.  How would I do that?  (Hint: the
use of SERVER variables on the right-hand side in the CondPattern of a
RewriteCond is not allowed, but some trickery may be possible, according to

 - Godmar