Also I believe I can really reduce the rules by using RewriteMap However I believe..that has to be defined in the httpd.conf file, I tried adding a definition for a the map file, but the rewrite rule doesnt seem to be using the map file via references in the .htaccess file. Basically I want to convert certain urls the contain the name of a state to its abbreviation..
Instead they have a seperate rule for EACH state... and this is done for several URLS.. I am not the web page designer/programmer I am a system admin. Do you know of any issues with rewritemap? Can it be used with .htaccess defined rewrite rules?