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Mod rewrite

Last Modified: 2016-03-20

I am just starting out using this and thought I had my head around it so was just trying to do the most basic task but not working and I dont understand why.


RewriteEngine On    # Turn on the rewriting engine
RewriteRule ^items-starting-with-a/$   browse_categories.php?search_string=A    [NC,L]    # Handle requests for "A"


Server Error
The requested URL /var/users/userid/domain.com/htdocs/browse_categories.php was not found on this server.

manually type in domain.com/browse_categories.php and it delivers the page fine as does domain.com/browse_categories.php?search_string=A

Anyone got any ideas where I am heading wrong here
Any help appreciated
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