I have been trying to get this done under lighttpd, but no luck so far. If anybody can do this, please do post back here.
I hope this can go to the yii docs, so that, users using different web servers can easily configure their app and spend more time in working with the fun of yii than get stuck with web server specifics.
From what i gather at the website, as of now, lighttpd can only check for the existence of a file. It cannot check if a directory of that name exists.
and if you would carefully look into this, most times we only call either js or css or image files, so they would get called directly without index.php involved. and other times, we would call an action fromn the controller (which is not file). Yes , sometimes, we just call the controller and the default action is called. So it works fine.
Apache has tons of options. I wish they come out with a light version of apache or just make apache less of a memory hog.