For the people who use HTACCESS..
I know there is a function/handler built into htaccess that will do the following.
If the url contains:
the htaccess file looks something like this
(i'm guessing with regular expressions).
you are actually viewing the file (but dont know it):
[SOMETHING HERE] /html/(.*)/(.*).html pages.php?directory=$1&page=$2
Someone please; how do you do this?
google for mod_rewrite which is what you are looking for (there are examples in the apache manual)
or if you were using PHP or similar you could utilise the $_SERVER['PATH_INFO'] variable to do similar which is probably less of a resource sucker than mod_rewrite