Gunnar Bittersmann 01 December 2013 Unfortunetly, the article misses “one of the most important concepts about mod_rewrite – namely, when to avoid using it.” Apache documentation In many cases, RewriteRule should not be used. Often the same goal can be achieved with Redirect or RedirectMatch . For removing file extensions, MultiViews would be the way to go. This artivle propagates the unreflected usage of RewriteRule and spreads half-knowledge. I consider this harmful.