serving static html files out of /public

Hi all,

I have added a rails app to a pre-existing static website. I have put
all the legacy content (i.e. html files and images) in the public dir
and sub-dirs as appropriate.

Everything works fine - both the rails app and the static. My problem
is it looks like rails is trying to handle the requests for html files
because I get lots of log entries like the following:
<code>
Processing ApplicationController#index (for 123.456.789.231 at
2008-06-25 17:02:56) [GET]
Session ID: 819a6bbb60000b27fceeee
Parameters: {}

ActionController::RoutingError (No route matches "/somepage.htm" with
{:method=>:get}):
/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionpack-2.0.2/lib/action_controller/
routing.rb:1441:in `recognize_path'
/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionpack-2.0.2/lib/action_controller/
routing.rb:1424:in `recognize'
</code>

I'm using Apache and fcgi. Anyway I can get these requests process
more cleanly?

Thanks,

We use a rewrite rule so that any url that corresponds to an actual
file on disc is handled directly by apache.

Fred