thanks for you answer. I totally agree, PathInfo, URLRewrite and stuff like that look like an ugly hack. Sadly, some projects are still using it. Chive claims, that "It's designed ... with state of the art web technologies". The popular Yii Framework actually encourages that: http://www.yiiframework.com/doc/guide/1.1/en/topics.url
2. - User-friendly URLs, 6. - Hiding index.php...
Hiawatha supports these hacks, so I'm happy with that. Let's hope for better standards and programming techniques in the future
Thanks for your support and great work,