ZF-288: Enable Router to work without relying on mod_rewrite (or equivalent for other web servers)
For example, combining .htaccess, http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/…, and $_SERVER['PATH_INFO'], it is possible to extremely efficiently map http://www.foo.com/something.php/* to a ZF bootstrap script without the overhead of mod_rewrite.
This issue is not about which approach is better. A non-trivial percentage of potential ZF users will not be able to use mod_rewrite for one of several possible reasons. If we support an alternative, then some portion of those users will be able to use ZF.