Here is what I trying to do:
I want any http request to a particular directory to run a static PHP script. The static PHP script does not reside in the Document_Root, but another directory on the server.
Here is the RewriteRule in my .htacess file in directory 'test':
RewriteRule (.+)$ /phpDir/myScript.php [L]
The 'test' directory is empty except for the .htaccess file.
I get 2 different results from my browser:
http://sampleDomain.com/test/ = 403 Forbidden Error
http://sampleDomain.com/test/index.html = 404 Page Not Found
(I do have "Options -Indexes" in my httpd.conf file)
Thanks for the troubleshooting help.