Building a PHP Front Controller
Subject:   PAS a front controler 100% PHP
Date:   2004-07-13 12:10:52
From:   PhL
Did you looked at PAS ?
The PAS developper have implemented a Front Controller 100% in PHP.
It involve 3 type of classes, Event, Display, EventControler and Event Actions.
The Event and Display class built the Request for the EventControler Class. The request can include Parameter and on or multiple Event Actions.

You get the same benefits, without dependance in Apache.

You can find more on the developer documentation describe in detail how it work.
The never talk about the Front Controller partner but its an implementation of it.