noob here: can php files in rails public folder be ok?

my designer friend wants to use php for certain pages. i was planning to add those pages in the rails app public folder. would the php code be executed? t the php code is simply for some view functionality(no database interaction or calling other scripts). if so, do i need to configure anything in my rails app?

if i am running on apache linux, is there some configuration in my app needed? other than making sure php is installed?

thanks for any help!

Should probably work... might need to proxy_pass *.php$ if you're proxying to a mongrel cluster