Home Apache: NE Flag (no escape) Not Working in RewriteRule of mod_rewrite
 I have a URL like this: http://www.sample.com/do/example/v1/abcd  I want to redirect it to: http://sub.sample.com/some/test/do/example/v1/abcd  So I create an .htaccess file and using RewriteRule to do this: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?sample\.com$RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/do/(.*)$ RewriteRule ^(.*) http://sub.sample.com/some/test/do/%1  Everything works fine until the "abcd" is change to "PjX7%2Bj69" that has the %2B escaped character. So with this URL: http://www.sample.com/do/example/v1/PjX7%2Bj69  I get: 404 Not Found | The requested URL do/example/v1/PjX7+j69 was not found on this server.  As we notice, the Apache changes the "PjX7%2Bj69" parameter to "PjX7+j69". So I use the NE Flag to disable the decoding: RewriteRule ^(.*) http://sub.sample.com/some/test/do/%1 [NE]  But it is not working. How can I prevent Apache URL decoding?