what is the server you are using?
I use OVH (hosting the largest in France) on a linux server
Have you tried using a URL like: http://localhost:90/sapphire/main.php?url=/
Doesn't solve all the uses with getting this working but hopefully is one step in the right direction.
yes it works fine but I would like to have all my links like this without any of my visitors do anything
Is the solution mentioned in ticket on Allow friendly URLs without mod_rewrite (helps support IIS 5.1, 6.0, too) any closer to what you want?
May I ask why you want that style of URL? A lot of times, CMS users want to move away from having query strings in their URLs.
Have a great day,