I have a d7 site with static files under the docroot. (www.example.com/top-directory/sub-directory/file.php)
I want all of the pages to follow the '/top-directory/sub-directory' URL pattern, including a top level page at www.example.com/top-directory/sub-directory. However, that top level page has been created in the cms and has /top-directory/sub-directory as an alias. When I point my browser to www.example.com/top-directory/sub-directory, I am served a blank page because the site goes to the folder, when I actually want it to go to the node.
I believe this could be resolved using .htaccess, but the site is hosted on Pantheon, so I don't think .htaccess rules are going to help. I don't think that making the static pages into Drupal pages is an option either.
Is there a way to solve this problem?