I'm looking to get Apache 2.2 mod_rewrite to obtain clean web addresses. I've links for example

<li><a href="index.php?view=pageName">Page Name</a></li>
<li><a href="index.php?view=pageName2">Page Name2</a></li>
<li><a href="index.php?view=pageName3">Page Name3</a></li>

and url arrives to become


I must clean the url within the address bar it for this


Edit: This really is what's during my httpd.conf whether it's any use.

<Directory "C:/Apache2.2/htdocs/user">
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride all
    order allow,deny
    Allow from all

Using phpinfo() I've verified that mod_rewrite is loaded and that i have this during my .htaccess (user file, Not root .htaccess) and never virtual user on apache

RewriteEngine on
RewriteBase /user/ #Edited rewrite base added in, but not helping much.
RewriteOptions Inherit
RewriteRule ^/user/([a-zA-Z])/?$ index.php?view=$1  [NC,L] 

Edit: the relaxation of my .htaccess

#Ensure browser reads Header
Header unset ETag
FileETag None
Header unset Last-Modified

#Set caching expires
Header set Expires On
ExpiresDefault "access plus 30 days"

<FilesMatch "\.(js|css)$">
SetOutputFilter DEFLATE

doesn't work exactly the same on all menu links that are identical in html structure, and never working correctly. IE: It transmits me to http://example.com/user/?view=pageName, but is loading the main HTML file content.

Basically change this line

RewriteRule ^/user/([a-zA-Z])/?$ index.php?view=$1  [NC,L]


RewriteRule ^index\.php$ http://www.google.com  [NC,L]

I recieve delivered to google not surprisingly. So clearly I have to do a problem using the matching and changing, but what shall we be held doing wrong? Thanks ahead of time.

Edit: access.log and error.log are error free.

RewriteRule ^/user/([a-zA-Z]+)?$ index.php?view=$1  [NC,L]

you're missing the + so you aren't matching words, only a single char

RewriteRule ^/user/([a-zA-Z])?$ index.php?view=$1  [NC,L] 

do this..(one slash removed)

Fixed: Needed to change HTML URL style for use as a result

<a href="pageName">Page Name</a>

Then in .htaccess

RewriteEngine On
RewriteOptions Inherit
ReWriteBase /user/
RewriteRule ^([a-zA-Z0-9]+)/?$ index.php?view=$1 [QSA,L]

Also needed to disable mod_cache.so from apache's httpd.conf because it hinder rewrite if you will find any caches left out. Hope this can help others to obtain clean web addresses working.