just another mod_rewrite Q

sorry about this but im tired and in no mood to think.

RewriteEngine on
Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteBase /

RewriteRule ^(.+)$ /dealers/handler.php?name=$1 [QSA,L]

why wont that work

alli want is to change www.domain.com/blabla into www.domain.com/dealers/handler.php?name=blabla
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Hi maUru-

RewriteRule ^/([0-9a-zA-z]+)(/)?$ /dealers/handler.php?name=$1 [QSA]
maUruAuthor Commented:
nope doesnt work
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^/([0-9a-zA-z]+)(/)?$ /dealers/handler.php?name=$1 [QSA]

works for me...sorry.
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maUruAuthor Commented:
show me a website that its working on.

you may need to remove the first slash:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^([0-9a-zA-z]+)(/)?$ /dealers/handler.php?name=$1 [QSA]
maUruAuthor Commented:
yep took off the slash and it messes up my site now...500 error...any ideas?
assuming you've tried your .htaccess file with JUST

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^([0-9a-zA-z]+)(/)?$ /dealers/handler.php?name=$1 [QSA]

and it doesn't work...nope, no ideas.

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RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^.*  http://www.google.com [R]

you should be redirected to google. If not, what type of error did you receive?
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