I have a PHP page called index_.php. It takes one parameter tpl, which is html file. So it takes something like index_.php?page.01.html. It then parses page.01.html and then displays it. Now I want to be able to use nice, simple urls like http://www.ee.com/issue2/page.01.html. I've tried to use an htaccess file but I seem to be having issues.

The htaccess code I've been trying is something like this:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteBase /issue2/
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^.+$ index_.php?tpl=$1
Unfortunately, it doesn't work. Any ideas on what I can do?