Problem making seo-friendly URLs with .htaccess

First off, let me just say that I’ve never done this before, and know nothing about .htaccess or mod_rewrite…

The page in question is located in the directory /test/babs/, and the .htaccess file is located in the site’s root.

Using a few tutorials, I’ve come up with this for the .htaccess:

# this is the initialization
Options     +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine     On
RewriteBase     /
# these are the rewrite conditions
RewriteCond     %{REQUEST_FILENAME}     !-f
RewriteCond     %{REQUEST_FILENAME}     !-d
# and finally, the rewrite rules
RewriteRule     ^test/babs/([a-zA-Z0-9\-]+)    /test/babs/index.php?page=$1 [L,QSA]

I’m trying to make it behave as if it were [mysite]/test/babs/index.php?page=modelunit, but when I attempt to go to [mysite]/test/babs/modelunit, it just shows me an unstyled version of the root site’s homepage ([mysite]/index.php).

Any help at all would be sweet… Thanks :beer: