Just did a fresh install of 2.3.4 and selected Search Engine friendly urls in the configuration.

I am using Xampp for Windows 1.5.1 on a localhost install.

I renamed the .htaccess-or file with 2.3.4 to .htaccess and made no changes in it.
Things look normal as I check out the various default links..including search...but, when I click on the sample "White House" link that produces the following URL --http://localhost/ORRealEstate/listing-Example+Listing-1.html --I get the browser error in Firefox "Object not found!".

Before all of this I modified the httpd.conf file in Xampp according to these instructions at http://wiki.cakephp.org/docs:mod_rewrite to activate the mod rewrite module and activated the LoadModule cach_module, too.

I followed these instructions:

Open this file “xampp\apache\conf\httpd.conf”In your text editor, do a search or Ctrl+F, and search for “mod_rewrite”It should take you to the correct line, 118 for me.There is a “#” in the beginning of that line. Remove it.Now cut this line “LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so”. Then search for “LoadModule cache_module”Paste the line you cut right above this cache line.Now do a search for “AllowOverride None”. There will be two results. You’re only going to change one. (I only found one)Change the result on line 223 (mine was on line 188) (or the one after #comments), to “AllowOverride All” Save the file, Close it, and Restart XAMPP by clicking “xampp_restart.exe” in your XAMPP folder.

Such dynamic links as this work fine--http://localhost/ORRealEstate/index.php?action=search_step_2&pclass[]=2---

Restarting Apache shows the rewrite module is running, the .htaccess file is sitting in the root on my localhost. And I am testing this with PHP Version 4.4.1-pl1.

Any other Xampp users with Windows test boxes figure this out successfully for yourselves? These are the loaded modules in the php info file:

core mod_win32 mpm_winnt http_core mod_so mod_actions mod_alias mod_asis mod_auth_basic mod_authn_default mod_authn_file mod_authz_default mod_authz_groupfile mod_authz_host mod_authz_user mod_rewrite mod_cache mod_cgi mod_dav mod_dav_fs mod_dir mod_env mod_include mod_info mod_isapi util_ldap mod_log_config mod_mime mod_negotiation mod_setenvif mod_status mod_ssl mod_autoindex_color sapi_apache2

Thanks for any thoughtful replies!

And, in case somebody wonders, this is my .htaccess file:::::

<IfModule mod_php4.c>
php_value session.use_trans_sid 0

RewriteEngine On

Rewriterule ^index.html index.php
RewriteRule listing-([^-]*)-([0-9]*).html index.php?action=listingview&listingID=$2 [L]
RewriteRule page-([^-]*)-([0-9]*).html index.php?action=page_display&PageID=$2 [L]
RewriteRule search.html index.php?action=searchpage [L]
RewriteRule searchresults.html index.php?action=searchresults [L]
RewriteRule agents.html index.php?action=view_users [L]
RewriteRule view_favorites.html index.php?action=view_favorites [L]
RewriteRule calculator.html index.php?action=calculator&popup=yes [L]
RewriteRule saved_searches.html index.php?action=view_saved_searches [L]
RewriteRule listing_image_([0-9]*).html index.php?action=view_listing_image&image_id=$1 [L]
RewriteRule logout.html index.php?action=logout [L]
RewriteRule member_signup.html index.php?action=signup&type=member [L]
RewriteRule agent_signup.html index.php?action=signup&type=agent [L]
RewriteRule member_login.html index.php?action=member_login [L]
RewriteRule edit_profile_([0-9]*).html index.php?action=edit_profile&user_id=$1 [L]