mod_rewrite need help

I have this URL:
http://myserver.com/customer/xpages.php?pageid=john

I want it to be rewritten as:

http://myserver.com/customer/john


my .htaccess looks like:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.+) xpages.php?pageid=$1

this one is almost working but I get "xpages/john" as $pageid

I want to get rid of extra string "xpages/" and only get "john" as $pageid

what am I missing to my .htaccess???


thanks in advance


ramrocketAsked:
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mnb93Commented:
Do you want:

I goto:

http://myserver.com/customer/xpages.php?pageid=john

and that (serverside) goes to:

http://myserver.com/customer/john

Or the otherway round?
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mnb93Commented:
IF you want the latter:


RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^customer(.*)/?$ customer/xpages.php?pageid=$1 [L]
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ramrocketAuthor Commented:
what does the [L] do?
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mnb93Commented:
Lets you drive with your parents....lol (ok maybe that wasn't that funny...)
It means [L] ast rule, so it won't process anymore rules after than one. (for that session...(not ever))
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Muhammad WasifCommented:
What about this solution?

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^customer/xpages.php?pageid=(.*)$ customer/xpages.php?pageid=$1 [L]
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Muhammad WasifCommented:
change
RewriteRule ^customer/xpages.php?pageid=(.*)$ customer/xpages.php?pageid=$1 [L]
to
RewriteRule ^customer/xpages\.php?pageid=(.*)$ customer/xpages.php?pageid=$1 [L]
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mnb93Commented:
RewriteRule ^customer/xpages.php?pageid=(.*)$ customer/xpages.php?pageid=$1 [L]

What are you doing? That would be a waste of CPU. That just rewrites it to what it was?
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Muhammad WasifCommented:
Sorry. I thought i wrote it this

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^customer/(.+)$ customer/xpages.php?pageid=$1 [L]
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