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For my Drupal site's .htaccess I've this rule:

  # Pass all requests not referring directly to files in the filesystem to
  # index.php. Clean URLs are handled in drupal_environment_initialize().
  RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
  RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
  RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !=/favicon.ico
  RewriteRule ^ index.php [L]

I've added another rule to bypass Drupal(or index.php) for file not founds and let Apache directly show error(which is working):

<FilesMatch "\.(ico|pdf|flv|jpg|jpeg|png|gif|swf|mp3|mp4|dll|css|js|cgi)$">
ErrorDocument 404 default
</FilesMatch>

My query is that in case of any non-existing files it is handled by the above RewriteRule which invokes index.php . Then how FilesMatch directive is working for file not founds( since index.php should have already been called)?

In other words, FileMatch directive should not have been called since it's matching case is taken care already by above RewriteRule.

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