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I've read post after post about configuring apache and php to create "clean" urls and I'm having some problems.

Here's my setup:
Server running on port 8080

What I want to do:
I want the url: localhost:8080/news/1 to point to script: news.php with 1 as the parameter instead of: news.php?id=1

What works now:
[a href=\"http://localhost:8080/news.php?id=1\" target=\"_blank\"]http://localhost:8080/news.php?id=1[/a]

[a href=\"http://localhost:8080/news/1\" target=\"_blank\"]http://localhost:8080/news/1[/a] returns back
"The requested URL /news/1 was not found on this server."

The only changes I made to the httpd.conf are below:

The below changes were added to the very end of the file
# For PHP 5 do something like this:
LoadModule php5_module "c:/php/php5apache2.dll"
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php

# Configure the path to php.ini
PHPIniDir "C:/php"

# Remove extension
<Files news>
   ForceType application/x-httpd-php

I added the AcceptPathInfo to line 241 of the file
<Directory />
    Options FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride All
    AcceptPathInfo On

I would prefer to use the ForceType method instead of the mod_rewrite method for performance reasons. So if anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.


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Look in to mod_rewrite. This is what people use to make clean user friendly URL's. Check out [url=http://www.yourhtmlsource.com/sitemanagement/urlrewriting.html]this site[/url]  for getting started with mod_rewrite.

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