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Making .htm file run like .shtml

 3:03 am on Feb 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

I would like to know how would be the rule to make .htm and .html files run on the server like shtml.
I need to use some includes and I can't go throught the whole site renaming files and fixing links.

I also need to know how to set a rule to send every request to www.mydomain.com/-/ to www.mydomain.com .

Thanks a lot for helping.



 5:14 am on Feb 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

For the 1st question, try adding this to .htaccess:

AddType text/x-server-parsed-html .html

However, your host is the best place to get this info since it depends on how they have the server configured.


 5:45 am on Feb 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

There's a good SSI tutorial in the official Apache documentation



 4:24 am on Feb 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

I tried like this and didn't work.
Options +Includes
AddType text/x-server-parsed-html .htm
AddType text/html .htm
AddHandler server-parsed .htm

I think there is something missing?



 4:42 am on Feb 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

From the link Marcia provided: [httpd.apache.org...]

You said you wanted to parse .htm and .html for SSI, but the code you posted only enables .htm parsing.



 5:15 am on Feb 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yes, but for now I started testing only with .htm
and it's not working.
I am getting [an error occurred while processing this directive] .
I guess there is something missing.


 5:29 am on Feb 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

That message is the standard error message for SSI code errors - Which means that you have successfully activated SSI, but one of the SSI directives on your page has a bug.

If you have SSI-included files that themselves include other SSI, make sure those filetypes are also being parsed for SSI - That's one of the easier ways to cause this problem. For example if you use SSI to include a file called footer.std, and footer.std uses SSI to add "This page last modified" and the Last-modified date to your footer, then you'll have to enable SSI parsing for filetype ".std".



 5:06 pm on Feb 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

Jim, thanks for helping.
But I still don't have it working. Let me explain.
The file is a basic .htm file with some text in it. It has a include to another .htm with just 1 word in it, no more SSI.
When I put the file on the web and try to run, I get the error. But if I save the same file as .shtml and run, it works.
That's why I think there is something missing, it's like the .htm is not being completed parsed. I don't think is a problem with the code or the .shtml wouldn't work too.
Thanks again


 7:30 pm on Feb 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

This should be a simple rule but is not working.
Could anybody else help?


 7:43 pm on Feb 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

You know what?
I guess it only works for .html but not for .htm
at least for me
with rule
AddType text/html .html
AddHandler server-parsed .html

I can make the .html be parsed fine

but with rule

AddType text/html .htm
AddHandler server-parsed .htm

I can't!

Anybody knows why?


 7:46 pm on Feb 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

skuba, I've got it working with just this in .htaccess

AddType text/html .html
AddHandler server-parsed .html

I've had it working with a .txt file included, but this time with the host where I'm using it, it had to be an .html extension (or .htm - same thing) to get it to work. I used leftnav.html for the left navigation part - works fine.

Watch about the location of the page relative to the page where the included file will be; I find that the hardest part and sometimes end up putting the include in the same /folder/ to keep things uncomplicated for myself.

It did not work with /include.html in the root, it did work without the forward slash - include.html.


Try using both of them, with separate entries and see what happens

AddType text/html .html
AddHandler server-parsed .html


AddType text/html .htm
AddHandler server-parsed .htm

I realize there might be better or shorter ways, but I try to idiot-proof everything for myself. :)


 8:11 pm on Feb 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

I know what you mean. But see, it has nothing to do with where the included file is , or the linking , etc...Because it works for the html file. It just doesn't work for the .htm.
So, the problem is related to the parsing of the file.


 1:44 am on Feb 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Anybody else could help getting my .htm files parsed?
I've been trying like crazy.
Thanks a lot.


 1:48 am on Feb 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

See mod_include [httpd.apache.org], and XBitHack.



 10:29 pm on Feb 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

It finally work with that

Options +Includes
XBitHack on
AddType text/html .htm
AddHandler server-parsed .htm


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