nithinmathew wrote:They are single quotes,
The quotes displayed here in the forum are NOT single quotes. If you copy&paste that line from .htaccess, the quotes are definately wrong. You did not use the quote key (which usually is on the "#" key), but you used the quotes key from the upper keys with the number 1 to 0 (or any other). The first quote is called "back quote", you pressed Shift plus the key, and the second one is only this key, without shift.
This is a correct single quote (i enter two of them with a space between): ' '
And this is, what you entered: ‘ ’
You see the difference? Zoom in the monitor, if you cannot see the difference.
php_value include_path '.;C:\xampp\htdocs\map\includes'
These single quotes are correct, but not the other ones from your MAC.