I am trying to use mod_rewrite (first time I've used it, so complete and utter noob).
I've precisely followed the instructions here for "A simple mod_rewrite example" (the first and simplest example in the tutorial - I thought that would be a sensible place to start!):
However, when I add the rewrite rule to my .htaccess, I get a 500 Internal Server Error reported in the web browser when I try to load alice.html or bob.html
I'm running Apace2.2 on Debian 6.0 (LAMP server).