from mcgraw hill: beginning zend framework
what does this mean
It’s worth pointing out that there is actually an easier way to serve static pages in a
Zend Framework application: You can simply place them in the $APP_DIR/public/
directory as HTML files, and link to them manually. However, these pages would not be
able to use any of the Zend Framework’s built-in features, such as global layouts, routes,
caching, or security, and, as such, this approach is not usually recommended.