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I have this code somewhere in my .htaccess file:

RewriteRule /user/([a-zA-Z0-9]+) /iduser.php?username=$1

It should make /user/oliolio request iduser.php?username=oliolio, however it doesn't work. :(

Do you know why?

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Can you confirm that rewrite rules are working over all, too? –  Gavin C Jun 2 '11 at 11:32
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RewriteRule ^(.*)/user/([a-zA-Z0-9]+)$ /iduser.php?username=$2 [L]

Or if its just yourdomain.com/user/ollio then

 RewriteRule ^user/([a-zA-Z0-9]+)$ /iduser.php?username=$1 [L]

Make sure RewriteEngine On is set

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Appreciate that you kept the asker's character/number restriction in the regex, but might want to simplify to using [a-z0-9] and adding the "nocase / NC" directive –  Gavin C Jun 2 '11 at 11:30
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Have your rule like this:

RewriteRule ^user/(.*)/?$ /iduser.php?username=$1 [QSA,NC,L]

Apache strips out leading slash / that's why your rule is not working.

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