But with the phpBB SEO mod rewrite, you can easily end up with url such as :
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You'd just need to set the topic extension to '/' instead of '.html' by default and generate a new .htaccess.
This of course raises the need to properly redirect the old urls to the new ones in case you are working on a live forum and would like, after you started using a different standard, to use '/' as topic url extensions, but it's easy to do.
Now from the SEO point of view, I realy doubt that using nothing or '/' as a suffixe instead of '.html' would make this much difference.
Of course, the url would end up being a bit shorter, but honestly relying on file extension to rank pages justs seems close to non sense, relevancy of content is very far from being related to the extension, and if it was the case, '.html' could even mean a little boost since it's a confirmation that the ending page is html, eg what the bots want to index.
Of course, some people will argue that since the url is shorter, the keyword's weight will increase, even by a slight bit, but again, if this was the kind of trick that would make a difference, SE would be a bit too easy to trick.