About url rewrite

Since it is a Rewrite question not sure I should post it here:

At root level is a dir /nav_excerpts/ it contains excerpts.php
excerpts.php generates a link as follow (here on dev machine) http://localhost/member/profile.php?username=Paul
I am trying to rewrite it so it will read http://localhost/member/profile-Paul.html
Obviously the following is not working

RewriteRule ^member/profile-([a-z0-9]+)\.html$ /member/profile.php?username=$1 [L]
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array007Asked:
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onemadeyeCommented:
Yes I can see that (B) cannot be accessed, but check on the address bar does the URL redirects you back to (A) when you use [R,NC,L]

Try this too :
RewriteRule ^member/profile-([a-z0-9]+)\.html$ member/profile.php?username=$1 [L]

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onemadeyeCommented:
So.. you have this file 'excerpts.php' :
http://localhost//dir/nav_excerpts/excerpts.php

and want it to be accessible through (for example):
http://localhost/member/profile-Paul.html
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array007Author Commented:
Yes that is correct (you have a little typo, after localhost //)
Thanks
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onemadeyeCommented:
And where is the HTACCESS file located? Is it in 'dir' directory?

Also, is this link is already accessible :
http://localhost/member/profile.php?username=Paul

And last, in your htaccess file, try to replace [L] with [R] or [R,NC,L] and see if the page redirects you to a correct location.
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array007Author Commented:
Thanks that .htaccesss in at root level
I tried the [R,NC,L] but to no avail
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onemadeyeCommented:
Okay...
(A) http://localhost/member/profile.php?username=Paul
(B) http://localhost/member/profile-Paul.html

If you try to open (A) on your browser, does it show the correct page?

If (A) is not accessible then I think there's no way that (B) will be accessible.
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onemadeyeCommented:
[R,NC,L]
If you use it on htaccess as I told you, whenever you open (B) check on address bar, it should be redirects you back to (A) .. in other words the URL typed on address bar is changing to (A)
Is it ?
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array007Author Commented:
A, works fine but the url is not at all rewritten
B, could not be accessed as it is not anywhere in sight
sorry for the headache!
Also before you ask, yes rewrite is on.
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array007Author Commented:
Sorry, no the URL does not redirect
as is when overing the link, it still show the GET mode type URL
I will need to perform a live test on my server to see if live makes a difference.
Then I will report back
thanks
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array007Author Commented:
Thanks, it works on live server
don't know why it's not working on my test bed.
Anyway done!
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