I have a default .htaccess file that comes with drupal. In order to redirect externally linked pages from the old website to the new one I usually use statements like
Redirect /foo http://www.example.com/bar
This works as expected.
But the statement is totally ignored when looking like
Redirect /index.php?x=y http://www.example.com
and the request runs through the mod_rewrite rules from Drupal at the end of the .htaccess file.
Do you know what is the problem?