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.htaccess , Apache 2.2.4 on Windows Server (for testing)

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Hello,

I am having a little bit of a problem with my httpd.conf settings with Apache.

When I set AllowOverride All in the httpd.conf  it seems mod_rewrite works fine, but it then seems to actually read the .php files contents rather than execute the code. It's pretty weird.

When I set AllowOverride to  "AllowOverride AuthConfig"  I get a 500 error :

Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.


In my error_log  I get the error:  

[Thu Jul 09 00:23:04 2009] [alert] [client 127.0.0.1] C:/Apache2/htdocs/ediamondauction/wwwroot/.htaccess: RewriteEngine not allowed here .

Awkward how when i use AuthConfig it seems to not work properly. Do I have to setup some configuration rules in the .htaccess file itself in order for it rewrite url's properly?

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Ok I'd like to update you guys.  The PHP scripts are executing fine, it was just that php was not allowing the old tags :  "<?"  ... I got .htaccess working. What seems to actually be the problem is...


When referencing   something like "/images/blah.jpg"  apache seems to be reading that as "Let's find the images directory in the root directory"  I don't understand why it would act this way.

Normally you create sub directories in a website and just do a call like "/images/blah.jpg"  and it will assume you're talking about the current working directory.  I guess you could do "./images/blah.jpg"  but I don't want to have to make this change as it will effect quite a lot of things.

Could anyone help on this? The help is much appreciated.
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