Using the venerable Simple PHP Gallery with a fresh WordPress 2.0.1 installation has proven problematic at best. When integrated with WordPress it will make apache send a 404 header but then the page's content with it. This doesn't seem to bother most browsers, but IE chokes on it intermittently.
If I strip out all the integration elements or use it without mod_rewrite it works just fine. The mod_rewrite rules themselves don't seem to be the problem. I have realized that If I change the permalink setting in pordpress to the ugly default (the one with the visible "?") then I can use the rewriting with my integrated Simple PHP Gallery.
So, it looks like it's a one or the other situation. Anyone have any ideas on how to get this to work? It seems to work just fine with wordpress 1.5.2 as evidenced on DVD Jon's weblog:
I will continue to see if I can find any way around this issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
My gallery: http://walkingtowel.org/gallery