Zend Framework - removing /index/ from URLs

Sorry if this is a simple question, but I'm just getting my feet wet with Zend Framework (7 years exp. with PHP itself, but ZF is new to me) and I'd like to avoid having to create separate controllers for every page on the site, if I can help it.  I'd prefer to have each page (account, reports, etc.) expressed as an action in the indexController, and then handle all the business logic in individual models.  30+ controllers that contain nothing but an indexAction() method sort of seems like a waste of time and code.

In short, I want URLs formatted as "[hostname]/account/" rather than "[hostname]/index/account/", etc., without having to actually create a separate controller for account.

Is this possible?  Any ZF gurus out there?  Is there a way to, say, tell the framework to use the first URL param as an action of the IndexController if no corresponding controller name is found?

Am I making sense, or should I have gotten some sleep before posting this?  ;)

Thanks,

-Frank
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RoonaanConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Have you tried using a custom Zend_Router_Route_Regex which set the default controller to index?

        $routes['dynamic1'] = new Zend_Controller_Router_Route_Regex(
              "(.*)"
              ,
              array(
                    'controller' => 'index' //default controller
                    ,
                    'action' => 'index'
              )
              ,
              array('action' => 1)
        );

        $controller = Zend_Controller_Front::getInstance();
        $controller->getRouter()->addRoutes($routes);
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Marcus BointonCommented:
Can't tell you off the top of my head, but I'd highly recommend you take a look at some of the Zend tutorials on the ZF router class, and also try asking on the ZF fw-general mailing list - the Zend guys on there are extremely helpful.
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kkretschConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I think you can just create the indexController with a __call function inside which gets all actions dispatched. So you have your short urls with just one path element per action.
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frankbeatonAuthor Commented:
Thanks!  The _call solution worked.
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RoonaanCommented:
@PengiunMod

Providing alternative solutions to answered question has never been a bad thing, has it?
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frankbeatonAuthor Commented:
@ PenguinMod

Sorry.  I'm new to EE.  Didn't realize I accepted my own comment as the solution.
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