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  1. #1
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    rewrite negative conditions seem to be ignored.

    For, http://www.samplesite.com/, I have an .htaccess file with this in it: (It's a wordpress site)

    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>

    I understand that the two %{REQUEST_FILENAME} conditions should cause that redirect to ONLY happen if the requested directory or file DO NOT exist.

    The problem I am having is that I created a folder at .../public_html/referrals and a request for http://www.samplesite.com/referrals/ is still getting redirected.

    What I am doing wrong? Should I look at something else on my server as the possible problem?

  2. #2
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    It turns out it was a browser cache issue. Even though I use "ctrl+F5" or "ctrl+shift+r" to refresh, it was still caching. I opened in a new browser (chrome) and it worked fine. I'll dump my cache. Maybe a moderator will consider deleting the question if no-one else sees any value in it.

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