Reviving this thread! I somehow got sidetracked on this issue and only now am getting back to it :-/ Sorry I didn't respond to you guys before this.
@mamboturk & Ken, thanks, that worked, I was able to rename the file to .htaccess, and it seemed to work without a problem.
@Tonie, not knowing what I'm doing in httpd.conf, hacking around is not something I think wise to do.
I did, however, find a post (on WordPress of all places) that pointed me to removing the hash (#) before the following line:
LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so
@Adam, I think that removing that hash is what needs to be done ro enamle mod_rewrite, right?
Now, with both the .htaccess and the mod_rewrite enabled, I still get the following error:
The server encountered an internal error and was unable to complete your request. Either the server is overloaded or there was an error in a CGI script.
Looking at the error_log, I find the following error:
[Sat Dec 31 01:04:23 2005] [alert] [client 127.0.0.1] C:/Program Files/xampp/htdocs/105/.htaccess: Invalid command 'RewriteEngine', perhaps mis-spelled or defined by a module not included in the server configuration
Which seems to tell me that mod_rewrite is NOT working, despite me enabling it (or thinking that I did anyway).
Soooo, guys & gals, what would you suggest my next step is? (other than taking a long jump off a short pier?
Thanks in advance, and Happy New Year