not2easy - 4:03 pm on Sep 17, 2012 (gmt 0)
Yes! It worked. Replacing all those dummy index.html pages with index.php keeps the subdirectory URLs out of the sitemap. I fixed it so that the index.php files will work the same way but because .php files are ignored by my sitemap script, this prevents those URLs from being returned to the script. The subdirectories that actually do use an index.html file were left as is and it all works fine. I ran a new sitemap and only the subdirectory URLs that are pages show up. I am most happy. Thank you again!